8:04pm Saturday 8th December 2012
By Paul Green
IAN Holloway admits he already has one eye on the January transfer window as the new Crystal Palace manager looks to strengthen his squad for a serious promotion push.
The Eagles were held 2-2 by Holloway’s ex-club Blackpool today after being dealt a sucker punch by Nouha Dicko’s last minute equaliser.
Although they remain second, Palace lost ground on leaders Cardiff as a result and now trail the Bluebirds by three points.
And Holloway knows he needs to increase competition in certain areas by spending next month if Palace are to maintain their title hunt in the second half of the campaign.
The Selhurst chief said: “I will know everybody inside out by then, I’m learning more and more about them today and each day as it goes.
“I’m liking what I’m seeing but to sustain this momentum and keep building we’ve got to get stronger.
“With Jonny Williams coming back in the next couple of weeks I think that will give me another option.
“He is a wonderful little footballer, a fantastic little player and I want to try and do everything I can to keep this momentum going forward and actually test everybody on that pitch.
“At the minute one or two of them are playing week in, week out.
“They need pressure, they need pressure behind them.
“We’ve got it in certain areas but we haven’t got it everywhere.
“That’s my job and I would like to add a bit of me to that as well – add to this group.
“Some people come in and hopefully we can keep going.
“It is a long hard season.”
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