Warnock beams at Beattie
Neil Warnock has praised the impact of Craig Beattie after he struck the decisive goal against Charlton.
Last Updated: 30/09/08 11:21pm
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has praised the impact of on-loan striker Craig Beattie after he struck the decisive goal against Charlton Athletic.
Beattie, who joined the club from West Brom last week, netted on his home debut in the 63rd minute to hand Palace their first win at the fourth time of asking.
Warnock was delighted with Beattie's display, and is hopeful of more of the same during the forward's month-long spell at Selhurst Park.
"He has given us something over the last two games," said Warnock, who is without regular strikers Alan Lee and James Scowcroft through injury.
"He only came in on Thursday, had one session on Friday and then played out of his skin in the draw at Ipswich as well, and continued tonight.
"We want to attack, we want to have an atmosphere and it was a great derby. It's good for the fans and it will be great to be a Palace fan tonight.
"It works well for both of us. He needs some games and he's come in at the right time for us. We are playing 20 or 30 yards further up the pitch now and getting a lot more of the ball. It's been a great two weeks for us.
"(West Brom boss) Tony Mowbray has been great to let us have him - you don't get Premier League strikers very often and we're delighted. Hopefully we can have him for the three months but just one thing at a time."
Charlton boss Alan Pardew, meanwhile, conceded his side must find victory in their next game against Ipswich after falling to back-to-back losses.
"It was a real derby with no quarter given," said Pardew, who was given a vote of confidence from the board before the game.
"We had chances but the final ball just wasn't there to give us a lift and I thought their goal was offside, so that was disappointing.
"The boys are fully committed but I'm looking at one or two and thinking I need to give other people a chance.
"We are still above Palace but we are falling behind the pace now and we need to put a little run together, otherwise we could find ourselves in trouble."