Alan Pardew hoping to guide Crystal Palace out of ‘sticky’ situation

New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

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New Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says the club are in a ‘sticky situation’ and he wants to bring in new faces in the January window to help turn the Eagles season around.

Pardew was confirmed as the new Selhurst Park boss on Saturday and will take charge for the first time when Palace (1.45) meet Dover Athletic (7.05) in the FA Cup on Sunday.

With the club languishing in 18th position in the league the former Newcastle boss is looking to get some reinforcements on board.

“It’s a little bit sticky at the moment but we need to find a route out of that,” Pardew said.

“I think we’re going to need a player or two at least and that’s what we’re going to try to do.”

For some it was a surprise that Pardew decided to walk away from his position as Newcastle manager but the former Palace midfielder says this was the right move at the right time.

“It’s difficult because I’m leaving a big club in Newcastle, but it was a choice which I felt was right for myself and my family and my career,” Pardew told Palace’s website.

Pardew famously scored when Palace dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup semi-final in 1990 and he wants to try and recreate some of the team spirit that defined the club during his playing days.

“(Fans) admire the spirit of that era and I think they’d like to see more of that, and hopefully I can bring that back,” he added.

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