DELANEY IS DELAYING 'SAFE' TALK.
DAMIEN DELANEY insists no one at Crystal Palace is getting too carried away after two Premier League wins in a row under new manager Alan Pardew.
The Eagles are 13th in the league, four points above the relegation zone, but still just six points off bottom placed Leicester.
Victories over Spurs and Burnley were the first back-to-back wins since late September, ending an eight-game winless run, but Ireland defender Delaney warns the club are still a long way from safety.
"You could be bottom or 12th right now, it doesn't matter - May 24 is what it's all about and reaching 40 points," said Delaney, who helped Palace knock Southampton out of the FA Cup yesterday.
"There is still a long way to go, there are 17 games to go but we have to keep going.
"If we're in 12th place with 40 points then I'm happy and that's the target. The players are buzzing at the moment but we won't get too carried away.
"It was a big win at Burnley, three points on the road, and without sounding too dour, it's only January."