Andros Townsend has challenged Crystal Palace to heed the lessons from the missed opportunity of failing to beat Newcastle. Misfiring Palace drew a blank in Saturday’s Premier League stalemate at Selhurst Park, failing to convert a number of gilt-edged chances.
And the frustrated forward conceded Palace can ill-afford to let such openings go begging in the top flight’s cut and thrust.
“On the one hand we have to be positive and take that into the next game and remember how well we did play, but on the other hand it’s a missed opportunity,” said Townsend.
“And in the Premier League you cannot be creating seven or eight chances and not scoring, so we have to learn from that.
“We now need to work hard on the training pitch this week and next Monday (at Bournemouth) create the same chances but put them away next time.”
Palace sit 11th in the Premier League despite failing to score or claim a win at home in their last three outings.