Next Match: at home to Cardiff, December 07
Tony Pulis hopes he has a strikeforce capable of keeping Crystal Palace's season alive until the January transfer window opens. Marouane Chamakh's first-half header sealed a precious 1-0 win over fellow strugglers West Ham on Tuesday night to lift the Eagles off the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The victory leaves Palace, who looked doomed when previous boss Ian Holloway quit six weeks ago, only three points from safety. Pulis appears to be getting the best out of Chamakh and fellow forward Cameron Jerome and the new Eagles manager wants the duo to keep his side in with a shout of survival so that he can bring in some reinforcements in the new year. "Chamakh and Cameron never stopped running," he said. "Their effort and commitment gave everyone a lift. Chamakh has got good quality and is a good player, he just needs some confidence and hopefully that goal will give him some confidence to grow into the player we need. The players have been fantastic, absolutely wonderful from the first minute we walked in. We need to strengthen, we need to bring a bit more quality in with what club can afford - but we need to stay in the race by the time the window opens."