Eagles are ready to de-bag the Baggies, says Millen
9:22am Friday 1st November 2013 in Sport
By Aaron Moore
Crystal Palace’s caretaker boss Keith Millen says his team are ready for the challenge of West Brom this weekend.
The Eagle’s travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday searching for their first away points of the Premier League season as well as an end to a six-game losing streak.
Speculation has been rife about who the next boss will be but it is understood that Millen, a Croydon boy and Palace fan, will be in charge until the next international break.
It is a challenge the former Bristol City manager is relishing and said there is plenty of belief in the camp ahead of the weekend.
Millen also said he spoke to former manager Ian Holloway before and after the Arsenal game on Saturday.
He said: “I spoke to Ian. He rang me Friday to wish me all the best and he rang me again on Saturday night.
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“I loved it against Arsenal. To be in charge of Palace in the Premier League was a dream come true.
“At 1-0 down, I thought we could get something out of the game. We had enough chances to be at least level in the match.
“I'm delighted to be in charge again on Saturday against West Brom."
He added: “We are looking good fitness-wise. The squad is fully fit and I've got a few selection problems now.
"There's enough points to play for to stay up. If you can get even a point Saturday, it's a start. We aren't cut adrift yet.”
The caretaker boss also praised the owners for taking the patient approach in choosing a new boss.
He said: “There's lots of speculation, lots of names being branded around, but I'm not involved in that. It’s important we get the right person.
“The chairman doesn’t feel he needs to rush into a decision, which is pleasing for me.
“The type of manager that needs to come in will need a fresh view and some new ideas. I've worked with the players a long time.”
Millen also said that Eagles skipper Mile Jedinak is on the verge to agreeing a new deal with Palace after defender Damien Delaney committed his future to the club earlier this week.
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