Post match quotes after Palace

Last updated : 06 October 2003 By Michael Morris
Lennie Lawrence
"The referee appears from his record this season to be quite strict in his interpretation of the laws. Palace have it every week but it's the first time we've seen it.

"But I strongly suspect the referee was right on both counts. I didn't see any protests from Willie and arms came up when Andy was sent off.

"All it did was make the fightback harder. Another team could have lost 4-0 but we got back into it from a Kavanagh special and Palace got nervous but the damage had been done.

"I will watch the video of Campbell's sending-off. If I think he did enough to warrant the red card then internal disciplinary action will be taken. A few lessons will be learned today."

"In two weeks time it's going to cause massive problems for us.

"Campbell and Boland will be suspended, Kavanagh picked up his fifth booking so he'll be suspended and who knows what will happen between now and then.

"As far as we're concerned loan signings zoom to the top of the agenda.

"And if those players come in and do better than the permanent players then they will stay in."

Steve Kember
“It was a good win on D-Day – which is what one local paper was calling it for me – it was a very harsh sending-off.

“I’ve got sympathy for Lennie but it’s happened to us too many times this season for me to feel too much sympathy. It might have turned for us now.

“That was a good reaction from the players after the criticism they had losing 3-0 at West Ham.

“But I’ve said all along there is a good spirit among the players at the club and it showed today in the way we played, the way we responded was first class.”