Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman rues errors

Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman says they will climb up the Championship once they stamp out individual mistakes.

The Eagles sit bottom of the table after losing both their opening games.

He told BBC London 94.9: "We're in a moment right now where we're making individual and uncharacteristic errors.

"It happens. We've got to get over that and dig in deep. What we did last year was stick together as a team and cover for one other."

Palace conceded two late goals in the opening day defeat by Watford and were beaten 4-1 at Bristol City on Tuesday.

However Freedman is positive of starting to turn the corner when they travel to Middlesbrough this weekend.

"The good thing about the Championship is you dust yourself down and go again," he continued.

"Middlesbrough is an opportunity to put right what was wrong.

"It's just a couple of results and the more games we play [the quicker] we'll get it out of our system."

Freedman, who is looking to add to his squad before the transfer window closes, says injuries to key individuals are affecting the side.

"We're missing Glenn Murray and Paddy McCarthy hugely right now," he said.

"Young Johnny Williams gives us that spark as well.

"They will be coming back and that is a positive but by Saturday, I'm unsure."

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