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Palace boss Pulis looking to freshen squad

Tony Pulis insists he needs to bring in new players to his Crystal Palace squad this winter.

The Eagles climbed off the bottom courtesy of Tuesday night's 1-0 win over West Ham United and now Pulis, who replaced Ian Holloway late last month, is eyeing some January transfer in order to kickstart a rise up the table.

"There are areas in the group that you think we certainly need to improve," he said.

"But it is getting the right players and it is getting the right deals done. That is the biggest thing and that is always a worry for a manager.

"The last thing I want to do is bring players in here who can't and won't start, who would just drag things down again.

"They have got to be players that will automatically get in your team given the opportunity and the chances. That they will raise the standards."

Palace are being linked with January moves for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch and Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann, the former having played under Pulis at the Britannia stadium.

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