Crystal Palace ready to buy after Warnock appointment

Neil Warnock is back at Palace, his kids are now a lot older. Photo: PA

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish insists the club are ready to back Neil Warnock in the transfer market.

The returning Selhurst Park chief faces a race against time to add to his squad with the transfer window closing on Monday.

He takes charge of Palace's Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle on Saturday after signing a two-year deal to return to the club he left in 2010.

And Parish has promised they will move fast to secure Warnock's targets.

"There's plenty more work to do," Parish told Sky Sports News HQ.

"We've got the transfer window closing on Monday and I think he'd want to bring a few in, so hopefully we've got some more good news for supporters in the next few days."

He continued: "I've known Neil since the club went into administration. Funnily enough, the first time I met Neil properly was when we flew to Newcastle the night we went into admin.

"He's someone who has always been helpful to me and offered advice and I think he's a safe pair of hands for us right now.

"I think he's got unfinished business. I think he's got things he wants to prove to himself. I think he likes the club and has a lot of affection for the fans and he felt a good fit."

Steve Parish
Steve Parish is finally ready to spend. Credit: Pa

Warnock replaced Tony Pulis, who left two weeks ago, after beating ex-West Brom boss Steve Clarke to the job.

He left Palace four years ago and joined QPR after an initial two-and-a-half year spell at Selhurst Park.

Parish turned to Warnock after giving up on Malky Mackay when the Scot admitted to sending a series of "completely unacceptable" text messages during his time in charge of Cardiff.

"Malky was someone who interviewed very well," Parish said. "It was impossible to offer him the job. From a footballing point of view Malky was a very good candidate but unfortunately there were things that obviously meant we couldn't bring him to the club."

Parish wants to keep Keith Millen at the club after the coach took caretaker charge but Warnock has been linked with bringing in Notts County boss Shaun Derry, who he managed at QPR.