Premier League: Stuart O'Keefe impressed with new Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis
Stuart O'Keefe believes Tony Pulis can help Crystal Palace avoid relegation and says the players will adapt their style.
Last Updated: 29/11/13 5:42pm
The 55-year-old Welshman will be in charge of the London club for the first time on Saturday when they take on Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The Eagles are currently second from bottom in the Premier League with seven points from 12 matches, but O'Keefe is confident that Ian Holloway's replacement will deliver the goods.
"The boys have taken to him really well," O'Keefe told the London Evening Standard.
"He comes across like he knows what he wants to do and he will make sure he does it.
"He is very well respected in the game and if anyone is going to keep us up, then he is the right man.
"He thinks we can stay up otherwise he would not have taken the job. He has told us he expects nothing less than 100 per cent effort.
"It is going to be hard (to stay up) but he can get the best out of us and will not take any rubbish from anyone. With him at the helm, we have the best chance because he has been there and done it."
"We might need a few tweaks if he wants to play a certain way but the boys will be able to play the way he wants to," added the midfielder.
"Ian Holloway had his own way on things but if Tony Pulis were to go more direct, we would adapt to it.
"We have got a squad here that is just starting to gel and we saw the rewards of that against Hull last weekend."