The manager of Crystal Palace, Ian Holloway, has said that his side is still in line for the Premier League promotion.
The performance of Crystal Palace has deteriorated considerably in the last one and half months. They haven’t secured three points in any of their last 9 matches. They have shared points in 4 and have been defeated in 5.
The last time that they had won a match was in the first week of March when they had defeated Hull City by 4-2.
They are still not certain to qualify for the play offs. They have to play against Peterborough United on Saturday and if they want to ensure their play off qualification, they well have to secure at least one point from that match.
In their last match against Blackburn Rovers, Crystal had certainly shown some improvements, but, they still didn’t manage to get on the winning ways. That match was a draw with both teams scoring one goal each.
Talking to the reporters ahead of the match against Peterborough United, Holloway said, “We don’t need to panic at this point of time. We are still in line to qualify for the play offs and then, get promoted to the Premier League. We just need one point against Peterborough and if we play as well as we had played against Blackburn the other day, we will certainly get that 1 point.”
“I think we have improved a lot off late. A few weeks back, things were looking absolutely dreadful when he had suffered three defeats in a row. But, we have managed to sneak in a few draws and that has certainly boosted the confidence of the side.”
“There is no lack of quality in our squad. We just need not to think about previous matches. We should play freely on the ground. If we manage to get to the play offs, it will not be easy to defeat us.”