CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Stuart O'Keefe may not have expected to have played in Monday's game after spending most of the season on the substitutes' bench and in the U21 development side, but he certainly didn't look out of place at Wembley. The ball-winning midfielder came on after just 16 minutes following a calf injury to Kagisho Dikgacoi and immediately got in the thick of the action alongside skipper Mile Jedinak. "It is such an important role and to come on and be trusted in that role, I enjoyed it," said O'Keefe. "The manager said to me to go on and do my job, but all the lads know what they're doing. "It was hard to get used to the tempo but I came on and put in a tackle after the first few seconds so I got straight into it. "After that I just enjoyed it all. I would have liked to have played more this season but football is a funny old game."Don't miss our full interview with O'Keefe in Friday's victory pull-out in the Croydon Advertiser. Follow us on Twitter for the latest Palace news, exclusives and live match updates at www.twitter.com/AdvertiserSport Palace fans on Facebook, have your say on our page at www.facebook.com/AdvertiserSport Watch our exclusive away videos following Palace around the country on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AdvertiserSport
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