CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has told the Croydon Advertiser tonight he would not have had trialist striker Atdhe Nuhiu in his 25-man Premier League squad. The tall Austrian signed for Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday on a three-year deal this afternoon, subject to clearance from the FA, Football League and FIFA. Nuhiu had played and scored in Palace's pre-season friendly win on Saturday at Dagenham & Redbridge, and also against Gillingham just 48 hours ago on Tuesday. And Holloway admitted he had spoken to Owls boss Dave Jones about the 23-year-old recently. "Anybody I have on trial at Palace, I feed with respect," he told the Croydon Advertiser. "Sheffield Wednesday have gone in and offered him more than we would, he's obviously closer to being in their first team than I thought he was, and good luck to him, we move on. "He was somebody who has had a go, I really liked him, I told Dave Jones what I thought of the boy, and he came down and watched – they've gone on and signed him. "I haven't got a real issue with that. "There aren't many big men around but he's only 23. "Would I have put him in my squad of 25? Probably not. I would have probably loaned him out. "Good luck to him, he was a nice lad, he scored for us, he helped us win a game. "I thought he had a great attitude and I think he'll make himself a player."Please credit the Croydon Advertiser if you wish to use ANY of the quotes above. Follow us on Twitter for the latest Palace news @AdvertiserSport. And check us out at Facebook.com/AdvertiserSport
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