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Dobbie Delighted With Four Goal Haul

Stephen Dobbie couldn't have wished to have made a better impression on manager Tony Pulis when he came off the bench in yesterday's friendly against GAK Graz.

The 31 year old played two games for us last season after being left out of our 25 man Premiership squad by Ian Holloway after signing a permanent deal that summer following his loan spell in our promotion winning season, and with the arrival of Pulis, he again left him out in the January update, so he basically spent the season with Blackpool.

Back with us now, he's certainly done his chances no harm whatsoever you would think with his hattrick + 1 at the Sportcenter Kalsdorf. Especially when you consider as well as scoring four himself, he also had a hand in the scoring of a further three.

Speaking to Crystal Palace FC following the game, Dobbie was obviously 'delighted' with the impact he had from the bench in our first run out, but he knows both that the team have a long way to go before we are ready to open our second season in the Premier League, and also he has a lot more to do to convince Pulis he should be a member of the squad this campaign.

'I'm delighted obviously with the goals, especially as it's our first run out. But what's more important is building the match fitness and getting back to that awareness on the pitch. Overall it was a good performance, a professional performance from the lads. This week was all about fitness and getting confidence for tougher games, so the boys will take that into the trip to America next week.'

With the spotlight falling on him, Dobbie was very quick to pass praise on to the other players for the performance and the number of goals we scored, crediting Murray's prowess in front of goal, the contribution of Chamakh and also his belief that Gayle will really kick on this season as well given how he adjusted last campaign.

As for himself.

'I won't get carried away. It was our first team against an Austrian local team, so I'll take it for what it is, train as hard as I can and see what the manager thinks after that. Obviously the final decision is up to him, but I'll just keep working hard as I've done this week and see what happens.'

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Date:Thursday July 17 2014

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