Quantcast
Channel: Croydon Advertiser Latest Stories Feed
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 5354

Palace defender signs until 2014

0
0
CRYSTAL Palace defender Damien Delaney has signed a new contract with the Eagles until 2014, the club announced this afternoon.

The Irishman has been a revelation at the back since making his debut against Sheffield Wednesday on September 1, which coincides with the club's current 14-match unbeaten run.

He had been offered a short-term deal until January and there were rumours he had been lined up to make the switch across the Atlantic to play in the MLS League.

The 31-year-old had been deemed surplus to requirements at former club Ipswich Town under previous manager Paul Jewell, and when he faced the Tractor Boys recently in Palace's 5-0 win, new boss Mick McCarthy was surprised they'd let him go.

Not only has he sprung a number of attacks going forward with his mobile frame, he's chipped in with three goals as well.

The first came in the seven-goal thriller at Selhurst Park in the 4-3 win against Burnley at the start of October with a fantastic finish inside the box, while he popped up in the next game at home to Millwall to score the second Palace goal with a header.

But his best, undoubtedly, came at Leicester City a week later when he gave the Eagles the lead with a thunderous shot through a crowd of players following a corner.

And the left-footed stopper was then called up to the Republic of Ireland squad for a friendly match.

Since his arrival in SE25, Palace have scored 31 goals, conceded 13 times and kept five clean sheets.









Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 5354

Latest Images

Trending Articles





Latest Images