Alan Pardew’s full pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s game against Leicester is now available to watch on the link attached below.
The boss gives an insight into the injuries within the club, with good news regarding the return of two first-team faces, alongside slightly less encouraging comments about one or two others in relation to the Leicester trip.
We hear his thoughts on the form of Sullay Kaikai, who has been gaining all sorts of plaudits for his performances on loan at Shrewsbury, before getting his views on last Saturday’s red card for Dwight Gayle.
Whilst he remains pragmatic on the subject of the striker’s indiscipline, he has some rather frank comments to make on the decisions that have gone against us during his time in charge, suggesting that officials are failing to protect his players during games.
Full of praise for Leicester City as a whole, Pardew leaps to the defence of Claudio Ranieri, who has something of an unfair reputation in his eyes, before going on to gush about the form of Jamie Vardy and his teammates in general.
Pressed for his thoughts on the difference in our home and away form, the gaffer refuses to accept the suggestion that we are simply better equipped to gain points on the road, regardless of the start we’ve had to the current campaign. Clearly full of belief, Pardew seems to feel as though his players are capable of achieving big things in the coming months, once the magical target of 40 points has been passed.
You can see the full press conference on the link above, alongside plenty of other insightful Palace coverage.