Former Newcastle United star backs Alan Pardew to take Crystal Palace into top ten

Alan Pardew

Peter Lovenkrands backed his former boss on Twitter earlier today.

Crystal Palace looked doomed to relegation last season, but were saved by a managerial change. They seemed doomed again this year, but once again a change at the top has paid dividends.

Neil Warnock went out the exit door in December. In January former player Alan Pardew arrived and since then they have wrestled themselves clear of the drop zone.

Today they defeated QPR to seemingly stretch away from any relegation worries.

Palace are now 12th in the league on 33 points, just seven points behind West Ham, another former club of Pardew’s, in tenth spot.

One man who now believes they might just sneak into the top ten is former Newcastle player Peter Lovenkrands.

The Dane, who played under Pardew at Newcastle United, is now retired and works as a football pundit in his homeland.

He Tweeted his belief earlier today that Pardew might just be able to press Palace into the top half of the table before the end of the season:

Pardew certainly looks set to continue the charge toward the top-half of the table going forward. Who knows, at this rate he may end up finishing above Newcastle come May.

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