Date: 2nd October 2015 at 3:32pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has said that record signing Salomon Rondon is set to miss the encounter against his former club this weekend.

Video – Pulis’ Pre Crystal Palace Press Conference
Audio – Pulis On Everton, Pardew & Palace

In quotes carried by the Birmingham Mail from his pre game press conference, Pulis talked about our loss to Everton saying he didn’t feel the score line was deserved, and also talked injury issues.

‘Olsson and McAuley haven’t trained. Salomon came off and hasn’t trained. We’re looking at them not being available for Saturday.’

McAuley continues to struggle with his calf injury, Rondon has picked up a back complaint and Olsson has a groin strain.

As for Everton, a still disappointed gaffer explained.

‘It was a great performance against Villa and we followed that up with 58 good minutes against Everton. We’ve looked at the videos of the mistakes the lads made and they were honest mistakes. But they cost you dearly at this level. It was a kick in the teeth and I don’t think we deserved it. I don’t think we deserved to lose the game.’

Having also tipped opposite number Alan Pardew for the England job when former Baggie Roy Hodgson hands up his managerial hat, Pulis also said that he was reasonably thankful that our good away form had ‘subsidised’ what had been a dreadful start at home to the year.

‘You look at the games and the matches we’ve played, the home games – the first four were always going to be tough. Everton were a top eight team, Southampton have been exceptional over the past couple of years and have a good away record. And then you play Man City and Chelsea. They’re really tough games and we knew that. Obviously we wanted to pick up more points at home than we have. For confidence as much as anything else. What’s been very good has been the away form. It’s been very good and really subsidised that lack of points at home.’

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