CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has praised the older members of his squad ahead of Monday's Championship play-off final. The Eagles manager says that even when some of them haven't played regularly this season, they've all been extremely professional and he would like them to experience another crack at the Premier League with the rest of the team next season. Holloway said: "Kevin Phillips, need I say more? Anybody who wants to be a footballer should watch him and look at him because he's a credit to his profession, the way he's looked after his body. "And whether I pick him or not, the way he strikes the ball, the way he cares about the team, he's just perfect. "It's more about the players who have been here this season like your Jedinak's, Delaney's and Ramage's. "Just recently Danny Gabbidon has come in the team for Ramage, but the way he's taken that, they're just wonderful people. "The squad have got a great work ethic and I'd love for some of them who haven't already to experience what that feels like being up there in the Premier League with the difference it gives you."For the interview in full with Holloway, do not miss Friday's Croydon Advertiser in a special 12-page pull-out edition, including a whole load of other interviews from current and past players, board members and columnists ahead of Wembley. And of course, Holloway's exclusive column will continue to feature on the back pages.
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