Pav Philosophical

Pavel Srnicek says he will accept Alan Pardew's decision either way when it comes to team selection for the Coventry game on Saturday.

Pavel played in the Easter programme with Steve Bywater suspended and now has to await the verdict from his manager with both players once more competing for a place at the weekend.

"I have had a chance to play two games and I don't think I have done any harm to myself - but we will see," he says.

"To be fair I didn't even think about it; it is the manager's decision and Steve was playing well before.

"Whatever choice the manager makes I will get on with it; it is not a problem to me."

With just one goal conceded in two games Pavel might have good reason to be satisfied - but he insists he is more bothered about the team as a whole.

"I would say on my behalf I have to be happy but I am not happy that we only got one point from two games," he admits.

"I was hoping for two clean sheets but unfortunately it didn't happen."

Pavel acknowledges the sending off of David Connolly was a blow on Monday and adds:

"David was sent off and it was a poor decision but at the end of the day it was bad because with 10 men away from home after a hard game two days earlier we were struggling to score a goal.

"Sometimes we don't react in the right way and maybe that is why we are where we are at the moment."

Pavel was impressed with the crowd at Palace and adds:

"I enjoyed it and the atmosphere at Palace was like the Premiership - a nice stadium, a full house, and the fans were good."

As for that push for the play-offs, he concludes:

"We have to believe we can do it but at the moment it is not in our hands and we are depending on other people."