Freedman : Bruce departure affected us

Last updated : 20 March 2002 By Palace Dan
Palace striker Dougie Freedman has admitted that the players were affected by the departure of Steve Bruce, and that this is one of the reasons that Palace have slipped out of the play off race. He added that the players had not given up hope of reaching the top 6 but admitted that it would be very difficult following Saturdays defeat at Manchester City.