The new manager of Crystal Palace, Tony Pulis, has Mark Hudson on his radar and he is likely to place a bid for him this January. The 55 years old Welshman has recently taken charge at the Selhurst Park and he is believed to be given some bucks to buy the players during the mid-season transfer window.

Hudson is the skipper of the Premier League club Cardiff City at the moment, but, he hasn’t got that much playing time there in the ongoing season. It’s Steven Caulker who has been preferred ahead of him.

Tony Pulis is looking to take advantage of Hudson’s situation at Cardiff. However, it’s not clear yet whether the Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay also wants to part ways with the veteran English defender.

Hudson has played for Crystal Palace in the past as well. He had been a part of the Eagles’ squad from 2004 to 2008. During that period, he made more than 100 appearances for them.

Meanwhile, Pulis who will be making his debut as the Crystal Palace manager against Norwich City on Saturday, caught up with his players yesterday. That was his first meeting with his players and he looked happy after that.

Talking to the reporters, the former Stoke manager said, “I know it will be difficult, but, the good thing for us is that we are not carrying the burden of expectations. Nobody is expecting us to survive in the league.”

“I saw the guys playing yesterday against Hull and I must say I was impressed by their energy level.”

“I have got no doubt in my mind that this team is capable of surviving.”

Crystal Palace is presently at the second last position in the League points table with 7 points in 12 games.