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Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway lavished praise on Kevin Phillips after the veteran's hat-trick against Hull maintained an automatic promotion challenge.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 08:44 Post Comment

Ian Holloway: Praised hat-trick hero Kevin Phillips

Ian Holloway: Praised hat-trick hero Kevin Phillips

On-loan Phillips, 39, took his tally to five goals in seven appearances, securing a 4-2 win that moves Palace to within two points of second-placed Watford.

"The bloke is so professional and is still as fit as a flea. He's got the lungs of a 26-year-old," Holloway said of Phillips.

"I'm just delighted he understands how I want to use him here.

"I knew that with the wide players we have here he would be the ideal man to get on the end of things.

"Now it's all about keeping the energy of the squad and bringing things together.

"We have beaten a very, very good team and we know it will be tough between now and the end of the season.

"You just have to keep trying to win every game because if you lose a game at this stage, it is hard to get over the disappointment."

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