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Pulis calls for more consistency from Puncheon

Jason Puncheon can be as good as he wants to be but must improve his consistency if he wants to be a top player, according to Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis.

The 27-year-old hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in January after an embarrassing penalty miss against Tottenham but he bounced back, scoring twice in his next three matches.

Puncheon could be anything he wanted to be.

Jason has the tools to be a top player but he's been very, very inconsistent over his career - good players are not that inconsistent.

It's a lack of concentration as much as anything else. For him to be a really good player he has to do this week after week after week and we've spoken to him about that.

– Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis.


Pulis to show no mercy

Tony Pulis has fond memories of watching Cardiff as a child but will not go easy on the Bluebirds when he takes his Crystal Palace side to Wales on Saturday.

I watched Cardiff when I was a young boy and I also watched Newport when I could.

If I didn't have games on a Saturday, if I wasn't playing for the YMCA then we would jump on a train and if we could we would get to Cardiff.

That was when (John) Toshack was playing, (Ian) Gibson was in midfield, and they had a very, very good team.

My dad took me to watch Cardiff on a Tuesday or a Wednesday evening when they played Real Madrid when there were 50,000 people in the stadium.

– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis

Pulis: Palace have achieved nothing yet

Tony Pulis insists last weekend's victory over Chelsea does not mean Crystal Palace have secured their Barclays Premier League status and knows the win will count for little if they fall to Cardiff on Saturday.

All that counts now is the Cardiff game. We need to make sure we put in enough performances like last weekend to get us over the line.

If people think it is all over and done with after the Chelsea game it isn't, we have still got to get the points because everyone down there is fighting. We have go focus on getting the points as quickly as we can.

Three points this weekend will not see us safe, we have to keep going until we are mathematically safe.

People will still write us off but that is not a problem with me."

– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis
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