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Ledley holds hands up at error but keen to move on


JOE LEDLEY knows he was to blame for a rare mistake which led to Hull City's second goal last Saturday.

The Welshman has been outstanding for the Eagles since arriving in January, and with Palace chasing the game and looking for an equaliser, Ledley lost the ball to Jake Livermore, who created Nikica Jelavic's finish.

The central midfielder wants to move on quickly and is set to take part in a couple of European qualifying games for Wales during the international break, starting with Bosnia tonight (Friday).

"They were sloppy goals to concede and a mistake by myself," he said.

"We're not normally like that but it was just a bad day at the office.

"We played good football at times but we didn't hurt them as much. It's time to move on.

"Hull have a good team who we hadn't played against. I thought we battled. The referee may not have helped us as much.

"To be fair I never really make mistakes and I should have just played the ball. I held my hands up, I'll move on and these things happen in football.

"We were under the cosh and were trying to get forward. With things like that you do get caught on the counter-attack.

"Hopefully, a couple of weeks off will help clear our heads. Maybe breaks like the one now are good when you lose as you can big yourselves back up again.

"The lads have been brilliant in the last few games and we can't let one defeat affect us.

"We'll always have ups and downs. That's what being a footballer is all about and we have to be professional, build yourself up and go again."

Ledley hopes to see Scott Dann back in action as soon as possible after the defender damaged his medial ligaments in right knee early on at the KC Stadium.

"He's been brilliant since he's come in, he's a leader and he's done well for us," said the January signing.

"We don't want to see people like that get injured. It was a freak injury, the ball ricocheted off him and twisted his knee. Hopefully he'll be fine."

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