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Palace boss Pardew: Puncheon the best since I arrived

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says Jason Puncheon has been the best performer for him since his arrival.

Puncheon was forced off due to injury during the victory over QPR.

Pardew told the Croydon Advertiser: "Puncheon, who I think, has been most influential player since I've arrived, gives us a culture on the ball that we didn't have.

"He was a big loss I thought in that last period. He got a knee in the hamstring which means it's a bruising and just a blood situation which I think will be ok, he will probably miss one game.

"His quality for us is exceptional. He's the only sort of player in the group, which worries me that I need to address in the summer; that has the culture to find a pass.

"His set play delivery today, sometimes it goes under value, putting the ball on the money."


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