Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is excited about the club's future despite a poor start to the season, which has seen them lose all three of their opening matches - including a 2-1 reverse against League One Bristol City in the Capital One Cup.
The newly-promoted Eagles are heavy favourites to go down this season and have not surprised critics with their defeats so far this season.
However, Holloway is confident his side can get stronger in the next year.
He said: "We are going to get some players who will make us stronger, whether we are strong enough or not to stay up, we don't know, but this time next year whatever happens we want a better and stronger team. That is the best way to do it."
Crystal Palace host Sunderland on Saturday evening with both teams looking to chalk up their first wins of the campaign, before attentions turn to getting some late transfers done before Monday's deadline.
"We might be behind a few in terms of bringing players in, but so far we have only lost 1-0 and 2-1 and we played better in those games than we did in the cup tie, so I am full of optimism and hope," Holloway added.
"I just need some players across the line before Monday, then galvanise them into a group, which is not easy, but we will do all we can to make our fans proud."
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