Alan Pardew spoke to the press yesterday afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s trip to face Sam Allardyce’s West Ham at Upton Park.
Questioned on the general fitness of the squad, the Palace boss gave an update on what is probably best described as a mini striker crisis, with three strikers missing from the first-team for the next week or so, with Chamakh and Yaya Sanogo both ruled out in the short-term and Fraizer Campbell suffering with a hamstring issue that could keep him out for up to six weeks.
After an impressive display against Arsenal, Pardew has spoken about the importance of tomorrow’s game, as the team look to replicate the level of performance shown against Arsene Wenger’s men, in an attempt to gain another vital three points in the search for survival, with an otherwise clean bill of health throughout the squad.
Given the apparent return of James McArthur, Pardew continued to play his cards close to his chest in relation to the potential return of Mile Jedinak to the starting XI, who despite being the club captain, will seemingly not receive any preferential treatment from the Palace supremo in winning his starting role back at the expense of others.
Thanks to the club’s official YouTube channel, his comments, in summary are attached below.