CRYSTAL Palace duo Paddy McCarthy and Jonathan Parr look set to be ready for the start of the Premier League season, while Glenn Murray is "desperate" to play in the top flight as he recovers from a cruciate knee injury, says co-chairman Steve Parish. Skipper McCarthy hasn't played a competitive game for a year while Parr suffered ankle ligament damage away at Ipswich Town in April. "Paddy was very, very happy after playing a full training in session in what is probably the first time in a year," he told the Croydon Advertiser. "I think he came through that OK but I think he's a bit sore which is to be expected because he hasn't played for a long time. "We'll be advised by the doctors but we don't want to rush him back. "Jonny Parr is out there juggling a ball but he's definitely doing well. "Glenn Murray is being rehabbed at the same gym I use in London – it's unbelievable what they do with these operations. "You wouldn't think he's had one. He's got a tiny scar when you think they re-made the tendon – he's just desperate, desperate, desperate to get back. "He couldn't be more professional about how he's trying to go about it, and he had four days off instead of a couple of weeks on his holiday because he just wants to get back. "The biggest problem is making sure he doesn't overdo it. "You see some players sometimes, but he's a proper, proper professional – to cancel your holiday, all he cares about is coming back and play in the Premier League, which is where he probably should have been earlier. "At the moment, it's early but it's looking good."Please credit the Croydon Advertiser if you wish to use any of the quotes above.Don't miss the big interview with Parish in tomorrow's Croydon Advertiser on the detailed approach Palace take to announcing a new signing.
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