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Crystal Palace boss reveals why he signed QPR midfielder Jordon Mutch

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CRYSTAL Palace boss Alan Pardew says he brought Jordon Mutch in to score goals from midfield and feels that's an area the team have lacked someone with that quality.

Mutch was announced as an Eagle on Thursday for an undisclosed fee – believed to be up to £5.75m – from Queens Park Rangers, and Pardew says he's kept tabs on Mutch's progress for a few years.

The former Cardiff City man didn't have a successful spell at Loftus Road but Pardew hopes that will be a different story in south London.

"He's a player who caught my eye when he played against my Newcastle side," said the boss.

"He's a young player with potential. It hasn't worked out for him at QPR and therefore I've given him the opportunity to come and play here.

"I think he's got talent, I think he can score goals and I think hopefully in our environment he'll have a little bit more success than at QPR maybe.

"You need to score goals from all areas in the Premier League and I think it's an area I think we can improve.

"We didn't have any loans left so it had to be a permanent deal. We've worked closely with QPR and both clubs have conducted themselves in a very good manner.

"I think we both probably feel we've got a good deal so that's good news for both clubs."

There had been talk of Fraizer Campbell going to QPR in a swap deal, but Pardew has quashed those rumours.

"It wasn't an option, it was only paper talk," he said.

By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

Crystal Palace boss reveals why he signed QPR midfielder Jordon Mutch


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