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Crystal Palace News: Brondby furious over Ronnow treatment; McArthur hails Hodgson impact

Brondby chief Troels Bech has rapped Crystal Palace over their failure to sign goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow on Wednesday.

Bech was quoted by BT Sporten explaining why Ronnow's dream was crushed so late on, having had the same thing done to him last August.

“The offer came so late that it became unrealistic to get things together," said Bech.

"It was a serious challenge, and it also proved to be greater than could be accomplished to get a replacement in.

“If we had found the correct replacement, I'm sure there would have been a possibility that Frederik could have moved, but then it wouldn't have been a situation to stand significantly weakened ahead of spring matches.

“With respect for team-mates, those folks who follow the club and those who have delivered blood, sweat and tears for the past 12 years to get in the position we are in now, we have to show that we also take care of the good situation, and he (Ronnow) agreed with that.

“I would like to make everyone happy, but if we're going to make someone happy at the expense of a lot of others, that's not the case.

"I have a responsibility towards Frederik, but I also face the 250,000 Brondby fans registered around the country."

Meanwhile, James McArthur has hailed the impact of manager Roy Hodgson at Palace.

The midfielder said: “It's been a big turnaround but we knew we could do that because we have done it in previous years and know we have the players to do it but it's about getting the best out of the team and making us more solid.

“The manager has made us more solid and normally when you do that you lose that attacking flair but we haven't. We have such good players going forward that we look solid but with a good threat and that makes for a very good balance.

“A lot of people would have found it hard to believe, it's amazing where we are right now but the hard work starts here now as we need to keep going and pushing up that table to get away from that bottom three."

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