Ian Wright comments on players he'd like to see Crystal Palace sign, and targets

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Ian Wright says he wants to see Crystal Palace sign a striker during the transfer window.

Former Crystal Palace forward Ian Wright says he wants to see the club sign a striker during the transfer window.

Wright also told BBC 606 that he is not setting his sights too high next season despite an impressive second half of the season under new boss Alan Pardew.

He said: "They've got a fantastic manager, I feel they can do very well, a main striker with a bit of pace to go in there with Yannick and Wilfried and they will be a problem for anyone."

Glenn Murray has done an excellent job in recent weeks leading the line, but the 31-year-old is not the long-term answer for Palace and needs support in light of his serious knee injury over a year ago.

Palace's wingers Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha tore Liverpool apart at the weekend, and combined with a quick paced striker, they will become even more difficult to handle.

Wright said he feels next season should be about continuing to establish themselves as a top 10 side. At present they are in 12th position with one game remaining.

He said: "(They should bring in) a couple more defenders, I think they will consolidate themselves as a Premier League team as Stoke have done. Anything from 10th or above then.

"I would just like to see them staying in there, the fans deserve it and they've got an unbelievable chairman."

After the impressive win over Liverpool, the turmoil at the start of the campaign seems like a long while ago. Tony Pulis resigned days before the campaign began, and avoiding relegation seemed like a tricky task.

Expectations will be high next season but as Wright correctly points out, making steady progress should be the main goal. You only need to look at Alan Pardew's former club Newcastle for a case in point of how quickly things can unravel if a club lacks stability.

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