CRYSTAL Palace trialist Quincy Owusu-Abeyie did his chances of landing a contract with the Eagles no harm after an impressive second half performance in the club's 3-0 win at Gillingham on Tuesday night. The former Arsenal man looked sharp and showed a rapid turn of pace on both flanks, which resulted in a deserved goal after capitalising on a defensive error. And boss Ian Holloway revealed his admiration for Owusu-Abeyie, admitting his finish may help him to earn a deal at Selhurst Park. "I would expect someone of his standard to score a goal," the manager told the Croydon Advertiser. "It's whether he works with the group and with me, but I was pleased for him that he scored. "It was a great finish and burst of pace. I've got to try and get him up to speed, and the speed after those runs he makes take a while to recover. "I do like him, but what I was told about him as a person isn't true, there were lots of rumours, but he's playing with a smile on his face and my job is to get him a contract. "Whether that's with us, then great, or if it's with someone else. But he's done his cause no harm by scoring a goal."Please credit the Croydon Advertiser if you wish to use any of the quotes above.
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