This will most probably be as hard a game as we've had," Pulis
It's a pity sometimes that a manager such as Pulis
does not always get the opportunity to move to a higher club.
But the forward, who has come through the ranks at the Hawthorns, could start today at home to Southampton despite Pulis
omitting him from their previous three matches.
On the face of it, there appears lots of work to do still, but hopes continue to be high because of Pulis
I think the club are going to do that," Pulis
Coaches Dean Kiely, Keith Downing and Rob Kelly have all left, with Pulis
bringing in Dave Kemp and Paul Jewell to work alongside him.
Carlo Nash, who played for Pulis
at Stoke, is poised to be the Baggies' new goalkeeping coach.
Palace staff were caught by surprise at the speed at which Pulis
went from preparing his team for the trip to the Emirates Stadium to cutting ties with the club.
asked chairman Steve Parish for more control of transfers and the pair met yesterday afternoon but failed to reach agreement.
When I first came, he wasn't part of the group," said Pulis
, who converted the Morocco international from a frontman into a deeper, more effective role.
Palace's "There's not many occasions where you play against such great players and when you do I think it's more of a challenge and something to look forward to and enjoy - not something to be afraid of," Pulis
With 12 Barclays Premier League games remaining, Palace sit 16th, just two points clear of the relegation zone, and Pulis
does not want to be left counting the cost of fatigue.