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Millen keen to fly with the Eagles full-time

Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen believes he is ready to take the manager's job full-time after the Eagles drew 0-0 at QPR last time.

Millen was put in charge for the clash at Loftus Road following Neil Warnock's sacking on Saturday and the team responded with a committed and hard-working display against Harry Redknapp's side.

Chairman Steve Parish overlooked Millen after Tony Pulis walked out at the start of the season but the 48-year-old has again expressed his desire to be permanent manager at Selhurst Park.

"I'm ready for it," Millen said.

"I think the players respect me. I've done it enough times, I've managed before and I enjoy working for the club.

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"The chairman may feel he needs more experience or wants to see what names are available because it's a vital time now."

Millen continued: "It's about respect. There's respect there between myself and them, I've worked with them for two and a half years and we've been successful."

Millen was left in charge for four league matches last season as the club took a month to decide Pulis was the right man to replace Ian Holloway.

Parish has admitted he has nobody lined up to take over immediately and Millen is prepared for another extended period at the helm. "I don't know how long I'll be in charge for," Millen said.

"I have not been told I've got a chance and I haven't spoken to the chairman about myself.

"He came to the players today and wished them all the best but that is not a conversation to have on the day of a game. he knows what direction he wants to take the club and what I bring to this group of players."


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