Freedman hails "brave" Vaughan

05 February 2011 08:30
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman knew it was only a matter of time before he secured his first win since taking charge at Selhurst Park after achieving the feat with a 1-0 home win over Middlesbrough. James Vaughan hit the winner on 36 minutes to keep Palace above the relegation zone, his shot taking a massive deflection off defender Jonathan Grounds. Freedman said: "I am under no pressure, so in a strange way I knew the first win would come. We have a dressing room who will give everything they have got. "I have always had the feeling I have enough up top to get goals. It is not being cocky, it is just coming together. "Fortune favours the brave and Vaughany is definitely brave. I am always going to stick up for the strikers, that's for sure."

Source: PA

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