Pardew Targets Palace’s First Win Of The Year Vs Leicester

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew on Thursday addressed the media in his press conference ahead of his side's clash against league leaders Leicester City on Saturday and believes his team can turn the recent poor results around as they get set to host the Foxes at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles have not won a league game this year, 2016, and have dropped to 15th in the Premier League table. 

Pardew insists he is not under pressure despite the poor form.

"We've had fantastic results in the cup, so it's hard to judge at times. We talk about our league form and it's kind of strange," the former Newcastle United boss states, according to the BBC.

"We're in decent form, but not enough of it in the league. We've got a chance to turn it around now," he told the media in the press conference.

"On 29 games we're on exactly the same number of points as last year, but we've done it in a very, very strange way."

Connor Wickham has been ruled out of Crystal Palace’s home clash with Leicester on Saturday.

The former Sunderland frontman has found some goalscoring form recently but a thigh problem ruled him out of the late defeat at home to Liverpool and then the FA Cup win over Reading.

And Alan Pardew told his press conference that the forward may even miss the clash with West Ham after the international break.

“Connor Wickham’s still out, he may also be out for the game after the international break,” the BBC further quotes Pardew as saying.

And Pardew is also waiting on midfielder Mile Jedinak ahead of the clash with the leaders.

“We’re the same squad as Reading, but Mile has a sore back so we’re monitoring him,” he explained.

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