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VIDEO: Palace Academy boss on Appiah, Boateng, Allassani and Nicholson

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CRYSTAL Palace Academy director Gary Issott says striker Kwesi Appiah is looking to hit the ground running ahead of the new season and that the club may look to send him out on loan again this season. The 22-year-old scored two goals for the U21s in their 6-0 pre-season friendly win at East Grinstead Town on Friday and had a lot of chances in front of goal. "He could have had more, but he was a bit unselfish - once he'd scored two he was trying to tee people up," Issott told the Croydon Advertiser. "He looks fit and sharp and he's come back in a good frame of mind. "Kwesi needs to prove he can play league football so if he can prove in these pre-season and U21 games and generate some interest in himself, we'll have that decision to make."SCROLL DOWN FOR THE VIDEO Meanwhile, the game marked the return of central defender Michael Chambers, who suffered an injury nightmare last season, and Issott was delighted with his performance. He said: "I'm really excited about Michael. He had a tough time last year with shin splints and injury. "If we can keep him injury-free for the next six weeks then hopefully we can kick him on this year." And with a number of trialists on show in West Sussex, Issott says the club will take a longer look at some of them in hope of a contract, especially one in particular. "I thought they all acquitted themselves well and contributed," he said. "We'll keep some of them with us to take a longer look but there's some exciting talent in the group of the five or six that we had. "We gave Jake Nicholson a bit longer so we can look at him, and he scored a fantastic goal. "He's got a lot of talent and clever on the ball - I think he's someone we'll be taking a longer look at."WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO HERE

VIDEO: Palace Academy boss on Appiah, Boateng, Allassani and Nicholson


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