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Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish grateful to fans for staying positive

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is grateful to fans for keeping the atmosphere positive during the season.

The Eagles travel to Huddersfield on Saturday in a crucial match in the relegation scrap and speaking to Parish it is clear that he takes heart from the atmosphere around Selhurst Park.

“The positivity for us is great," Parish told the London Evening Standard. “I think we will need that. Sometimes I think fans think we just say it but it does mean so much to the players.

“It is massive if they stay behind you. When you are down at Chelsea last Saturday... we did not play well in the first half and when the fans keep signing it is massive.

“We will need that. Four of our last eight are at home. And I think we are taking 2,000 to Huddersfield. Massive away support and they will make the noise of 10,000 as they always do. They will be as much a part of it as anyone.

“I have got every faith in Roy, Ray Lewington, Steven Reid and the staff. The atmosphere is great, people can see that on the pitch, the planning is great and the application of the players is great. As the manager has said it is going to be about our big players."

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