Premier League: Tom Ince happy with goalscoring debut for Crystal Palace
Tom Ince was a happy man after marking his Crystal Palace debut with a goal and an assist against West Brom.
Last Updated: 09/02/14 11:28am
Ince, who joined Palace on a season-long loan on deadline day, opened the scoring in Saturday's Premier League clash before providing the corner for fellow debutant Joe Ledley's goal.
Thievy Bifouma pulled one back for the Baggies just 36 seconds after coming on but Marouane Chamakh added a third from the spot to lift the Eagles three points clear of the drop zone.
"It was a good debut," Ince told Sky Sports. "It's a good league and I'm still a bit off as I've been in the Championship for the past couple of years.
"I've only had a week's training, so I still need to get used to what it's like to play in the Premier League, but it was nice to get a goal and an assist and most importantly the three points."
Ince revealed manager Tony Pulis had no special instructions for him pre-match.
"He just said 'go out there and enjoy it, try and create things, get on the ball and get in the box'. Most important though was putting a shift in - every one of these boys play for each other."
Ince welcomed the return of last-season's top scorer in the Championship Glenn Murray, who played his first match since suffering a cruciate ligament injury in May.
"Glenn is fantastic - I played against him last year in the Championship and he's a deadly, deadly man in front of goal and give him some more game time and he'll be exactly the same.
"I've never seen someone jump so high and hold the ball up fantastically, so he gives us options, and you can never have enough options up front."
Murray thanked the fans for their reception when he replaced Jason Puncheon in the 72nd minute.
"It's been a long time coming but it was really nice to get out there today and make my debut in the Premier League. It was a fantastic reception (from the fans) and it's one I've been working towards and I appreciate all the good luck messages that they have given me."