Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney is adamant that the Eagles’ fortune will start to improve in the next few weeks, following poor form since the start of the New Year.

Alan Pardew’s side have now gone six Premier League games without a win, conceding far too many goals in the process. At the other end, finding the net has been difficult, with Jan Vertonghen’s own goal at the weekend being the first scored by the South London side in the past six fixtures.

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Central defender Damien Delaney was speaking to the Croydon Advertiser and was explaining how he felt that Palace didn’t deserve to lose 3-1 to Spurs on Saturday, after creating plenty of good chances.

The only thing that matters now is that we stick together as a group through a difficult period.

The Eagles’ next game comes this Saturday, but away from the league. Instead, fellow Premier League side Stoke City take the trip to Selhurst Park to compete in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The third round was also an all-Premier League affair as far as Palace are concerned, who had to get past Ronald Koeman’s Southampton to progress,