Today’s round-up sees Palace linked with a January transfer, despite the fact that we’re still more than three weeks away from the window reopening. For once, it’s not a high-flying European star but a 22-year-old ball-playing Scottish defender. Why? I hear you ask. Well, by all accounts, he’s quite handy, as you can discover in greater detail below.
Following the news that Palace have drawn Brighton in the FA Cup Third Round, there is some background into the likelihood of Sussex police and the Seagulls limiting our allocation of tickets once again. Were normal FA Cup regulations to be obeyed, we’d be set to see 4,000+ Palace fans making the New Year trip to Falmer but for all sorts of reasons, we’ll probably be getting just a fraction of that.
There is more analysis of the proposed redevelopment of Selhurst park with wide-ranging quotes from chairman Steve Parish on the plans to push ahead with construction regardless of the division we’re plying our trade in next season. If you were fretting about it all grinding to a halt if (heaven forbid) we did drop into the second tier, his comments are likely to offer real comfort.
Finally, we have news of a mystery injury for Palace veteran Damien Delaney. The Irishman is out for the rest of 2017 at least and with his contract up in the summer, there’s a chance he may never start a game for us again. I’ll be honest, I’ll be sad to see the big man go.
Crystal Palace are believed to be in a race with Southampton and Newcastle to land the January signature of highly-rated Dundee defender Jack Hendry.
Having been drawn against Brighton in the Third Round of the FA Cup, Crystal Palace are technically due an allocation of more than 4,000 tickets for January’s trip to The Amex Stadium (15%) not that the Seagulls or Sussex police are likely to go along with that figure.
Steve Parish has confirmed that relegation from the Premier League would not put a halt to the club’s plans regarding the redevelopment of Selhurst Park with he and all of the other major shareholders in agreement over their long-term vision.
Crystal Palace are set to be without the services of central defender Damien Delaney for at least a few weeks after Eagles boss Roy Hodgson revealed that the Irishman is in need of an operation.