Transfers: Clinton Morrison has a message for Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

Clinton Morrison has urged former club Crystal Palace to sign a striker.

Crystal Palace ran up against a brick wall when Chelsea came to visit on Sunday, bettered in all departments by the visitors.

Guus Hiddink's side won 3-0, making up for the Eagles' win at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.

Palace struggled particularly in attack, and former striker Clinton Morrison has urged them to spend now the transfer window is open.

Writing on Breathe Sport, he commented: "Chelsea looked class, Fabregas coming back in the team, Costa was a threat and in goal scoring positions Palace missed key players and need a top striker in Jan."

Palace started with Frazier Campbell up front, who was making only his sixth Premier League appearance of the season.

Marouane Chamakh came off the bench as a substitute, but he is not a prolific frontman, but as far as options went, that was it, and Patrick Bamford would have been ineligible anyway to face the Blues, even if it had not been for his recent declaration about ending his loan spell.

Dwight Gayle is not in favour and has not been all season, while Glenn Murray was allowed to leave for Bournemouth in the summer.

Morrison's observation is not surprising, but he adds to the growing voices urging the club to solve the glaring problem in their squad this month, to stop their strong start to the season fading as 2016 progresses.

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