Sam Allardyce looks to stiffen Crystal Palace’s defensive resolve

08 January 2017 10:30
• Draw at Bolton sees manager speaking of repeating Sunderland feat • Allardyce targets ‘eight or nine’ clean sheets in next 18 matchesSam Allardyce left his imprint on Bolton, just as they shaped him, but as he returned to one club he both played for and managed, he suggested he will instead borrow his blueprint from another. A decade ago, he threatened to take Bolton into the top four. Extricating Sunderland from the bottom three last season has more pertinence to his current plight, however, and he hopes history will repeat itself 300 miles further south and 12 months later. Related: Crystal Palace hang on for goalless draw after Bolton’s Josh Vela hits bar Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian