CRYSTAL Palace manager Ian Holloway wants Eagles fans to be respectful when Dougie Freedman returns to Selhurst Park for the first time with Bolton on Saturday.

Freedman turned from hero to zero in the eyes of many supporters after the fans’ favourite stunned high-flying Palace by walking out in late October to join Championship rivals Wanderers.

The Scot is guaranteed a hostile reception this weekend from Eagles followers still seething over his exit but Freedman’s replacement has called for calm ahead of the game.

Holloway said: “I can’t wait for Saturday.

“I want our fans to be respectful.

“I think Dougie deserves that.

“I’d like to think if I went to Blackpool that I would get a decent reception.

“I think that’s important in football that your fans actually say thank you if they think you’ve done a good job.

“They shouldn’t be nasty if you’ve left and they think you shouldn’t have left because they don’t know your life there really.”

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