Palace have nine Premier League fixtures between now and the transfer window opening and will need to secure a decent haul of points from the 27 available in order to ease the nerves.
I for one don’t see that Roy Hodgson can do a great deal more until new recruits are able to join him on the training ground at Beckenham. The woeful lack of attacking options has been clear for all to see and it is hard to understand how the hierarchy were happy to go into the season with so few ‘game changers.’
There certainly seems to have been a huge amount of forwards brought in whose endeavour has not been matched by their ability to hit the back of the net regularly. The names Marouane Chamakh, Fraizer Campbell, Cameron Jerome and more recently Jordan Ayew spring to mind.
Will Palace have to find space on the payroll in order to conform with FFP? Are there funds available for new recruits? Who could they get? Clubs don’t want to part with players and proven quality is almost impossible to come by. If you can, it’s at a premium.