Alan Pardew warns Norwich City to prepare for a hot reception ahead of Crystal Palace Premier League visit
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Crystal Palace chief Alan Pardew wants to make life uncomfortable for Norwich City to halt the struggling Eagles slide in Saturday's Premier League clash.
Palace have lost their last six in the league at Selhurst Park and are 14 without victory overall in the top flight, but last weekend's point at West Ham kept them three points clear of Alex Neil's side.
Pardew is now urging the Palace support to play their part in a pivotal meeting.
'Speaking to them this week, the fans are up for this game and I think Norwich will find it difficult,' he said at his pre-match press call on Thursday afternoon. 'It can be very loud and intimidating and they will have to deal with it. I'm disappointed with our home form but we have not had much justice there. We want to keep our home fans happy. Too many times we've come off that pitch after a last-minute goal or an individual mistake. We've got three home games to go and they're going to be very important in determining how we finish.
'When we've had a run like we've had it's natural to have friction but we've not really sensed it. It's a key game. For them to beat us they will get great momentum but we don't want that.'
The Eagles' boss is wary of Norwich's recent upturn as his side look to complete a Premier League double following a 3-1 win on the opening weekend.
'That seems a long time ago! It was a strange game. I thought Norwich deserved more than the result they got,' he said. 'Norwich are a confident team and we need to take it to them. It's a key game because it's against a team who are only three points behind us and they've won two games.'
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Emmanuel Adebayor is the only fresh injury doubt for the hosts after missing the 2-2 draw at Upton Park.
'The only one who might not be involved is Emmanuel Adebayor,' said Pardew. 'He's not been fully comfortable today, we'll see how he is tomorrow. 'He will likely be available for Wednesday (against Everton).'