CRYSTAL Palace secured Paddy McCarthy on a new contract last week and now it is understood they have begun talks with fellow centre-back Damien Delaney. The Republic of Ireland international, who turns 34-years-old next July, is out of contract at Selhurst Park at the end of the season. Delaney has been a rock at the back for the Eagles since arriving just a little over two years ago. It was in the summer of 2012 that he was deemed surplus-to-requirements at Ipswich Town and looked to move out to Major League Soccer. But he has become a huge success story in Palace's recent history, helping them to secure promotion from the Championship and then proving he can cut it in the Premier League. It is understood that boss Neil Warnock is delighted with Delaney's current form and that talks have begun about an extension.
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