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Ollie excited about Eagles

20 February 2013

Ian Holloway believes there is is still room for improvement despite Crystal Palace's 2-1 win over Bristol City that boosted their automatic promotion hopes.

Glenn Murray and Stephen Dobbie scored in either half, with Jonathan Parr's own goal failing to halt Palace as they kept themselves in the hunt for a top-two finish.

"Some of the combination play is now coming off," he said. "It was a great finish for the first goal.

"We flowed after the first goal, from a great pass from Mile Jedinak. It was a classic pass and finish and as good as Charlie Adam used to hit them.

"It was quite bizarre at the end of the game with the own goal, and if we hadn't got the second goal will be devastated. The fizz wasn't there, but it was good enough in another hard game. But that is six points from two games and a long way to go yet.

"But we are improving all the time and it has been a good night.

"It's exciting times for us. It all bodes well and let's see what we can do. There's some big games coming up for us. It's another win to notch up and we move on to the next one."

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll said: "We played Cardiff and Palace away, two of the most difficult games you will get.

"We got beat by a piece of quick thinking or sloppy play by us, whatever way you ant to look at it, but we competed and tried to stop them doing what they did to Middlesbrough.

"We were brave and pressed high up the pitch. We gave it our best. I would have taken the performance, but not the score all day long."

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