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Pulis: Parish break no problem

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is convinced co-chairman Steve Parish's family holiday will not have a negative impact on the club's transfer dealings.

The club are yet to make a signing in the January transfer window but Pulis remains unconcerned.

"He hadn't gone away when I spoke to him today (Monday) - even if he does then it still makes no difference to me signing players or releasing them," he told the South London Press.

"I speak to Steve twice a day and with modern machinery in place - as long as he is able to email or is near a fax - then there is absolutely no problem.

"We've got irons in the fire and know which targets we want. Putting deals together is difficult. People don't see it that way - you have got to get all parties in agreement.

"Sometimes you have to convince people they are worth the risk, sometimes you need to convince people that the money they are asking for is too much and sometimes you have to take a hit on things yourself.

"The one thing I will say is that people in charge of the football club will definitely try and get the best deals and best value."