Holloway keen to further strengthen Crystal Palace squad before deadline (From This Is Local London)
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Holloway keen to further strengthen Crystal Palace squad before deadline
CRYSTAL Palace manager Ian Holloway is expecting a busy couple of days before Monday’s transfer window slams shut after adding Jimmy Kebe and Jack Hunt to his squad today.
Winger Kebe, 29, arrives from Reading and young 22-year-old full-back Hunt has agreed a switch to Selhurst Park from Huddersfield.
Holloway was speaking after this evening's 3-1 success over Sunderland as the Eagles picked up their first three points in what promises to be a long campaign in the Premier League.
And the Eagles chief is looking to strengthen his squad even further in the next 48 hours.
Holloway said: “I can’t tell you the update on it all because my chairman knows that and I will be speaking to him in a minute, contrary to reports.
“Hunt is a tenacious, tackling right-back. Currently at the moment I’ve only got Wardy, who is playing really well so he will put pressure on him to fight for that position.
“He is a young lad who I think will get better. I want to work with him defensively but he is wonderful at going forward and crossing.
“Jimmy Kebe is a more experienced wideman and at the moment I’ve lost Jerome Thomas, who hasn’t been fit yet, and Bolasie so he is going to give competition for those wide areas.
“It takes a really big squad in this division to have a chance so hopefully we can sign four, maybe even five by Monday.
“It will take some doing but we are going to have a go and hopefully then I can try and galvanise this lot into a group that really wants to do something.”
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