Exclusive –Crystal Palace aiming to boost attacking options in January, insists Warnock

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT he is aiming to bolster his attacking options with new strikers in the January transfer window.The Eagles have endured a below-par start to the new season, with two wins, two draws and four defeats seeing them just one point above the drop zone.Young forward Dwight Gayle is the side’s top scorer with five goals in eight games, though the boss is prone to experimentation up front as he seeks to find his best partnership.Warnock admits he is already looking ahead to the New Year, as he hopes a number of new arrivals will catapult the Selhurst Park outfit up the table, however he warns the club will not splash the cash merely for the sake of it.“The chairman and I have been talking this week about increasing the squad, and we will definitely do that in January,” he told Stan on Call Collymore following Palace’s 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea.“But we’re not going to sign people for the sake of it.“We’re looking at a few strikes from abroad and, no disrespect to Palace, but the top strikers in Europe go to the top clubs and we won’t be able to spend money to compete with them.“We’ve got decent players as it is, it’s a good group here.“Fraizer Campbell was super today, Marouane Chamakh is chomping at the bit to play and then we’ve got players like Dwight Gayle and Kevin Doyle, they’re good strikers these lads.“So you’ve got to look at these players abroad and think, ‘are they better than what we’ve already got?’“I’d very much like to increase the squad but I’m not going to panic and spend money for the sake of it.”last_img

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