Parish explains why Crystal Palace are in 'good place', discusses transfer plans

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is hoping to bring in more players.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told BBC's Match of the Day 2 Extra that he is hoping to bring in a few more players this summer.

The Eagles may have lost 2-1 to Arsenal this afternoon, but spirits are high at Selhurst Park after a promising summer of additions and strengthening.

Alex McCarthy, Patrick Bamford, Connor Wickham and Bakary Sako have all arrived to add depth to the squad, whilst midfielder Yohan Cabaye has remarkably joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain, reuniting with his former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

After a summer of spending, some players may need to leave the club in order to balance the books, with Palace accepting a bid from Bristol City for fringe striker Dwight Gayle, only for the forward to reject the deal, as Robins boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Sport.

Now, Eagles chairman Parish has told Match of the Day 2 Extra believes that a number of players will leave Selhurst Park - and whilst he hopes to bring more players in, Parish believes Palace are in a good place due to their completed dealings already this summer.

"I think we will do some business, yes," said Parish. "It's been well documented that we've accepted a bid for a player, and we're expecting maybe one or two to go and hopefully, maybe another one or two to come in, but it really depends on a lot of factors."

"I'm sure it will be the usual frantic end to the transfer window, but at least we've done our main bit of business. We're very happy, if we ended up this way, with all the players we've got here, then we'd be very happy to start the season, so that's a good place to be," he added.

It's unclear just where manager Alan Pardew would spend the cash given the strength of the Palace squad already, but even after signing Bamford and Wickham, another forward wouldn't be a huge surprise if Gayle leaves, whilst a long-term partner for Scott Dann in defence should be a priority.

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