After Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Elliot Grandin and Atdhe Nuhiu played for 45 minutes against Dagenham and Redbridge, the Eagles boss wants to give them another chance to impress
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Elliot Grandin and Atdhe Nuhiu all played 45 minutes during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Dagenham and Redbridge and the manager is keen to take a second look as the new campaign draws near.
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"I'll use some of them again on Tuesday, if their agents will let me," he told the club's official website. "That's the first game and you should never judge anyone on their first game.
"They've bedded in with us and I quite like them as people, so we'll have some tough decisions to make."
Owen Garvan secured the victory with a second-half penalty but appeared to pick up a knee injury late in the game and was unable to complete the match.
However, Holloway was quick to reveal that the midfielder's problem was a known condition and that his substitution was to ensure that the issue did not get worse ahead of the new season.
"He's just got a sore knee," the former Blackpool boss explained. "He's got patella tendonitis, which isn't very nice.
"He knows how to manage it but, when the pitch is hard, we're not used to that and that caused him a problem."