CRYSTAL Palace defender Peter Ramage has admitted he didn't think he'd ever get the chance to play in the Premier League again. The former Newcastle United man played in the top flight of English football for the Magpies at the start of his career before moving to Queens Park Rangers in 2008. But now he's ready to assist Palace in their quest for survival next season. "I've been there but I didn't think I'd get back there if I'm brutally honest, certainly at the start of the season when I was scratching around to find a club," Ramage told Advertiser Sport. "It feels good. Whether I get the opportunity or not, I don't know, but I've been part of the group that's got there. "I'll help in any way I can. I know I didn't play at the end of the season but I played 40 out of 49 games, so that's what I'm taking home and taking pride in." And the versatile defender, who didn't feature in Monday's Play-Off Final victory, praised opponents Watford for their style of play this season. "Watford were favourites in the final, and probably rightly so," he said. "They've been a breath of fresh air for the Championship this season and over the course of the season they've probably deserved to go up with the way they've played. "Their unluckiness is our fortune and we were brave at Wembley – every single one of the lads. "The occasion didn't get to anybody and luckily enough we came out on top."Don't miss our exclusive interview with Ramage on his new contract at Palace and how he likes being in the South East of England in Friday's victory pull-out in the Croydon Advertiser.The contents of this article must not be reproduced without the permission of 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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