Pulis backs Campbell for goals

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has backed new signing Fraizer Campbell to boost his side’s firepower this season after joining from Cardiff City.

Last Updated: 28/07/14 at 12:47 Post Comment

Fraizer Campbell: Joined Crystal Palace from Cardiff this summer

Fraizer Campbell: Joined Crystal Palace from Cardiff this summer

Pulis guided Palace to an impressive 11th-place finish after replacing Ian Holloway during the last campaign, but only relegated duo Norwich and Cardiff scored less than their 33 Premier League goals.

It is now hoped that the arrival of Campbell, who has penned a three-year deal at Selhurst Park, will ease their problems in front of goal and he found the net nine times in all competitions during his one-year stint with in South Wales.

The 26-year-old became Palace’s first major signing of the summer for an undisclosed fee and Pulis believes that the striker offers exactly what he was looking for.

"We need goals and people who can put the ball in the back of the net. It's an area we need to improve so we're pleased to sign Fraizer," he said.

"He's got a good attitude and works hard. He will blend in well with the rest of the group."

Palace have seen a number of departures this summer, with the likes of Danny Gabbidon, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Dean Moxey and Jonathan Parr among those heading for the exit door as Pulis shapes his squad for the new season.

The Eagles have been linked with a host of players including Hull City defender Curtis Davies, while reports have suggested that Pulis is keen on signing Marseille winger Morgan Amalfitano, Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi and Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m concerned as I have swore at football matches and whilst watching football on the TV. Am I also in line for an FA charge?

mufc phil
Wilshere charged by FA

I

m a big Rafa fan, but when he substitutes Ronaldo after 60 minutes of his first game, which Real draw 1-1, I don't see the Real fans being patient. He'll be gone before October is out.

the tree
Rafa quiet on Sterling and De Gea

W

hy no blog? that's my summer ruined. Can someone start a petition on change.org please?

myyoot
The New Dawn Gossip

Footer 365

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke insists he is not guilty of any corrupt practices and sees no reason to stand down.

Benitez emotional at Real unveiling

Rafael Benitez refused to discuss Real Madrid's apparent interest in Raheem Sterling and David de Gea at his Bernabeu unveiling on Wednesday.

FBI investigating FIFA's awarding of 2018 and 2022 World Cups

A US law enforcement official has confirmed the FBI are investigating how FIFA awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Mail Box

Does Anybody Care About Russia?

Do any of us really care about the decision to give the 2018 World Cup to Russia? We're not sure anybody does. We have mails on Blatter, Rafa and lots more...

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company