Glasner on Olise return, making summer plans and Nuno respect

Oliver Glasner has been speaking to the media before Crystal Palace's trip to the City Ground on Saturday in the Premier League.

Here are the main lines from his news conference:

  • On Michael Olise's return to fitness: “It’s good news, but he’s not in the squad [for Nottingham Forest]. He’s on the way back, but the Nottingham Forest game is too early. The Bournemouth game [on Tuesday] is too early too, then we will see in the next days."

  • Elsewhere in the squad, Glasner confirmed Jeffrey Schlupp is available again after injury and Daniel Munoz is fit after a "small issue" while on international duty with Colombia.

  • When asked about how injuries have impacted Palace's season, he said: "I don't care about ‘if, if, if’- I always concentrate on the players who are fit, because they are the guys who should win the game. They deserve my full attention."

  • On making plans for the summer: "Of course we are talking. We had three weeks with no game in the international break. It's maybe not a daily discussion, but a weekly discussion, but there were no decisions taken yet."

  • He expanded on how the club have used the break: "We had a very good week in Marbella with a good friendly game, 1-0 against Bodo/Glimt, so a clean sheet, which is always important. Then we had a good week – we didn’t communicate it until now – with a friendly game against Millwall. It was also a clean sheet for us. So it’s going in the right direction, and I think we did the best out of it that we could."

  • Asked about how he is implementing his style, he said: "I think we're far away from where we want to end, because it's too short a time. The best thing is the players are so open-minded and are listening and trying their best. That's what we see in every session."

  • On Nottingham Forest: "A team who have a lot of speed. Especially at home, they are a very good team, they [only] lost in the 98th minute against Liverpool. But I don't know if they will press us high, I don't know if they will let us play, I don't know if they want to stay in possession, or if they will play long balls."

  • Glasner praised Forest boss Nuno Espirito Santo: "I followed his career, especially when he was the manager at Wolverhampton [Wanderers] - a brilliant job there. Then he went to Tottenham. Yes, he is a fantastic manager, with a lot of Premier League experience and I have a lot of respect for him."

Listen to full match commentary of Nottingham Forest v Crystal Palace on BBC Radio 5 Live

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