Date: 16th August 2015 at 5:15pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has said that clearly we need to improve following the score less draw against Watford yesterday, but he also talked signing.

Audio – Work Still To Be Done For Pulis

Speaking to Sky Sports following the game, Pulis explained.

‘We`ve lots of business to do and lots of work to do. Unfortunately we`ve not been able to do but I think we`ll eventually get there. When we get there we can start working. When I came in last year, the main priority was to stay up. This is a season of change, we`re hoping, and people are going to have to be patient in lots of respects because there`s going to be new players coming in. I`m hoping if we can do the business we`re trying to do, I think we`ll surprise a few people. The quality and competition will hopefully go up.’

As for the game itself, he went on to add.

‘We knew it was going to be tough and it was. They didn`t disappoint us. With the crowd and everything, the lads worked very, very hard but we`ve got to get more out of them. That will come, hopefully. It`s early season and there were very humid conditions and it`s sapping. There`s no easy game in the Premier League and especially from clubs who have just come up. It was their first game and it was their cup final really. Their support was fabulous but we`ve missed the best chance of the game at the end. We looked stronger in the second half.’

Saying that he felt we grew into the game, he had to admit we were off the pace in the first period definitely, but once we ‘pushed up’ ten yards and pressed them better it was a far better game from his point of view.

With record signing Salomon Rondon making his debut as a second half substitute Pulis was quickly to point out that he would get better as he settled, but he felt he showed signs of what he’s capable of.

‘He`s going to be a good player for us. He`s got everything in the locker you would want from a striker and he`s a great lad as well. His work ethic is first class. His goalscoring record says he will score goals. What we`ve got to do is make sure we get the people in – and we`re obviously still looking to change things around – to provide the service needs.’

With a late opportunity falling to Saido Berahino, Pulis went on to add that everybody could see how disappointed he was to spurn the chance.

‘You could see from his disappointment afterwards. The boy was disappointed himself afterwards and that shows that he thought he should have scored as well. In the second half and in the end we`ve probably missed the best chance of the game. By the end, if there was a team that was going to score it was going to be us.’

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