Dougie Freedman: Crystal Palace fans should trust me over loans signings
CRYSTAL Palace manager Dougie Freedman has revealed he has "one or two exciting loans lined up" in the next few weeks.
The Eagles have been on the lookout for players going forward during pre-season, and following Wednesday's win at Swindon Town, the boss told Advertiser Sport that the fans "should trust me".
"I can tell the fans right now that we've got one or two exciting loans lined up," he said.
"Will it happen? I'm not sure, but with the contacts I've got, there's one or two lined up which should please the fans.
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"Both players are attack-minded in midfield on the wing and up front, because I just feel that when you take a young player on loan defensively, it's either to cover you or for an injury.
"I can understand the fans' frustration for not signing one or two names, but we're on a strict budget.
"We're just trying to wait for that market and the fans should trust me because we've gone in the loan market before and we've done well.
"We'll be looking at attack-minded players from the Premier League, so hopefully, they both come off because it will be exciting for the fans."
Freedman also revealed he won't be taking things further with former Preston North End striker Jamie Proctor, and following rumours of a move for Ipswich Town's Jimmy Bullard and Nathan Ellington, Freedman was quick to quash any link with the duo.
"I can tell you right now that I won't be signing those two," he told Advertiser Sport.
"And Jamie's situation is that I've told him he needs game-time and we need someone who is already fit and that can come in straight away, so unfortunately for Jamie, that's where he finds himself."
And on the permanent signing of Peter Ramage on Tuesday, the boss believes the club has brought in "a good man and a good soldier" to the ranks.
"Some of fans might think 'what are we doing here'? but they've got to trust me and they've got to understand I'm trying to build the team," he said.
"I am delighted because he's a good man and a good soldier to have in the dressing room.
"He'll get his fair amount of games and he's comes on a free transfer, which is great value for money."
"It might not excite everybody in the outside world but to the guys inside, it's a really positive move for us.
"We lost a few people in the summer, and when you maybe look at the money we got for Nathaniel Clyne and you look at Peter Ramage on a free transfer, he isn't bad, so we've got to get one or two of these soldiers in.
"It feels right for the club and it's just a good signing for us. You need these people when it gets tough."