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Tony Pulis believes Thomas Ince has proven his character purely by deciding to join Crystal Palace's Barclays Premier League survival bid.
– Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis
He showed a lot a character by coming to the toughest club on offer, one that needs results.
It's credit to him. I am sure he would have spoken to his dad about it.
But the big thing that impressed is me is that I remember I spoke with Tom once at a game at Bolton. Him and his dad were there, that was about two years ago.
That was the only previous time I had spoken to Tom before we met the other day. I was very impressed with him, irrespective of his footballing ability. He's a very grounded lad. He knows where he wants to go.
Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has joined Crystal Palace from Wolves for an undisclosed fee.
The 27-year-old becomes the first signing for new Eagles manager Tony Pulis, who is expected to further bolster his squad ahead of the deadline with reports of a deal for Blackpool midfielder Tom Ince being talked over.
The club can also confirm that Jason Puncheon has signed a four and half year permanent deal at the club - story to follow shortly.