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Kevin Phillips says Crystal Palace are full of confidence for the play-offs

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PALACE striker Kevin Phillips says the win over Peterborough has given the squad confidence heading into Friday's play-off first-leg match against Brighton.

The veteran scored the Eagles' second equaliser last weekend after coming off the bench but had sympathy for Darren Ferguson's side, who were relegated.

"You saw what it meant to the team and the supporters at the end, and unfortunately for Peterborough, that meant they went down, which is sad to see," said Phillips.

"I've grown to learn that's just football. Winning against them was a huge lift for us. We'll go into Friday's game with Brighton full of confidence with a packed house for a local derby."

And he was delighted to get back on the scoresheet after another impact display.

"I just wanted to try and get a shot away," he said. "Obviously, losing the game at that point, I wanted to get any kind of contact on it, hit the target.

"Lucky for me and the players, it came off sweet and into the top corner. That gave us a huge lift but we didn't rest there, we went on and tried for the winner."

In what has been a strange season in the Championship, especially at the bottom of the table, Phillips says the division always produces shocks

Kevin Phillips says Crystal Palace are full of confidence for the play-offs


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