Palace boss says fixture computer needs a kicking after Leeds and Hull trips

07:36 30 November 2012

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Crystal Palace's manager Ian Holloway. Photo credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS

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Ian Holloway is hoping Crystal Palace overcome their scheduling nightmare and resume their assault on the Championship title.

Wasteful Palace were held to a goalless draw at Hull on Tuesday night and Holloway was left to stew on the fixture list throughout the long journey home.

Victory would have seen them overtake Cardiff at the summit of the table and they must beat Brighton tomorrow to maintain the pressure on the Welsh club.

“It’s a madness of a trip that we got back at 3am after going up to Leeds [on Saturday],” Holloway said.

“That computer that does these games needs a right good volley! How can Hull have been a midweek fixture? How can that be?”

Brighton are one point outside the play-offs in seventh following their 2-0 victory over Bristol City and boss Gus Poyet wants the clash with Palace to be remembered for the right reasons.

“I hope it will be a proper game with no problems. Fans do enjoy those kinds of games,” he said.

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