Crystal Palace boss Allardyce targets new signings

Sam Allardyce. Credit: PA

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce will outline transfer plans to chairman Steve Parish in the next couple of days.

Allardyce saw his side draw a blank in the goalless FA Cup third round draw at Bolton as the Eagles made it four matches without a win since the former England boss took over.

During that time they have scored just two goals and with Christian Benteke injured, Wilfried Zaha at the African Nations Cup and on-loan Chelsea striker Loic Remy making a delayed 45-minute debut at the Macron after injury, Allardyce needs reinforcements up front.

"I saw a lot of players for the first time which gives me an indication, when I speak to the chairman next week, on what I think we need," he said.

"We shall have some money to spend but it will have to be more than a bit at this level now because the prices of players are astronomically high, particularly players in this country.

"We will have to pay what we have to pay if we can identify the right player which makes us better."