Holloway wants Zaha protection

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway wants more protection from
referees for Wilfried Zaha.

Eagles whizkid Zaha will be in the team to face Bolton on
Saturday despite continued interest from Manchester United, and
despite an ankle knock sustained from a tackle against Stoke in
midweek for which he got booked for diving.

“He does not dive, all he wants to do is go past people and get
a shot at goal,” said Holloway. “It’s so innocent, so unique, and
so honest it’s frightening.

“I have never seen anyone beat people like him, and I’ve been
astounded at how many times he has been fouled, because that’s one
tactic you can use if the referee is not strong enough.

“I don’t think there is a player in football who has been fouled
more than Wilf.

“You can say he should pass it more and move, but the fella
lives to beat people, and he does.

“He moves it and he’s past you, and then you go to where you
thought the ball was and you catch him, because he’s just too good
for you.

“Our fans know it, but the referees don’t.”