Palace Striker Agrees To Bumper New Long-Term Contract With The Club

0 Posted by - April 7, 2016 - News

Whilst there has been no official from word from Crystal Palace FC as of yet, the report below suggests that Dwight Gayle has agreed to a new long-term contract with the club. 

This report confirms the length of the contract Dwight Gayle has agreed to sign with Crystal Palace FC. 

The former Peterborough man has struggled hugely for game time over the last year or so and was in fact widely tipped to be on his way out of the club last summer, but noises coming out of Selhurst Park in the last week or so, point to a change of heart amongst the coaching staff as to the role he can play for the team in the weeks and months to come. 

Brought off the bench at half-time against West Ham last weekend, Dwight was undoubtedly the difference maker for Alan Pardew at Upton Park. After being caught by Kouyate in the moment that saw the Hammers midfielder given his marching orders by Mark Clattenburg midway through the second period, Gayle then kept his composure in the penalty area minutes later to restore parity with a characteristically cool finish low to Adrian’s left. 

It was a goal which prompted Alan Pardew go sing Gayle’s praises in the post-match press conference, fuelling speculation over a possible starting role for him when Norwich City visit Selhurst Park this Saturday. 

There has never been any doubt over Dwight’s finishing from supporters or coaches in SE25, but Pardew’s apparent u-turn over the importance of the striker in our future planning has understandably taken a number of people by surprise. Having always struggled to impose himself on defences when played as a lone striker, there have been one or two suggestions of a potential partnership with Connor Wickham being tested against Alex Neill’s Canaries, but for now, that remains pure speculation on our part. 

The most important thing here, is that as per the report at the top of the page, Dwight Gayle is seemingly ready to commit his long-term future to the football club, which is a sentence none of us thought we’d be typing six months ago. 

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4 Comments

  • Richard C April 7, 2016 - 7:46 am Reply

    We do make some strange decisions as a club. He either fits into the club set up or he doesn’t, but rewarding a player with a decent contract when he is not played makes no sense at all. Don’t get me wrong, I like Gayle and since he has put on some muscle he looks a better player, but please don’t make him warm benches now this decision has been made.

    My hopes for next year – a starting frontline of Wickham and Gayle with hopefully a new signing challenging for both of those positions, along with support from one or more of our current loan players who seem to be scoring for fun.

    I think we can safely say that Campbell, Cham and Adeybayor can move on.

    • Richard Glen April 7, 2016 - 8:26 am Reply

      ambitious palace yet again!!get rid of steve parish bring back tony pulis!!

      • Jose Fonte Baby! Jose Fonte, Oh, Oh, Oh April 7, 2016 - 10:12 am Reply

        Yes lets be ambitious and get a man whose teams often fail to register a shot on target as our new manager. In fact while we are at lets sign 4 centre backs and play them all at fullback.

        Agree that the board has not put its money where its mouth is but at least they have not pressed the panic button and got ‘arry or neil warnock in to replace Pards. Also NUFC panic bought a load of showponys who cannot handle a scrap. No point throwing good money after bad.

        Re Gayle i agree with Richard C (aka the coherent one) why give a promising player a new contract if you aren’t going to play him? He is hardly young anymore so now is the time for him to start or be sold on.

        Maybe its just an excuse to add a couple of extra million to his resale value as whoever gets promoted will surely come sniffing in the summer.

  • Richard C April 7, 2016 - 9:10 am Reply

    Richard G – I agree on the lack of ambition front but —- what, you want TP to be the new Chairman LOL?

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