St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v C Palace

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bescot Stadium

Last Game

Walsall 0 - 3 C Palace

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Second Round

Holloway delays deal talks

Ian Holloway has informed the Crystal Palace players waiting on contract extensions that they will have to be patient.

Last Updated: 16/10/13 at 10:08 Post Comment

Ian Holloway: Crystal Palace boss focused on the pursuit of Premier League point

Ian Holloway: Crystal Palace boss focused on the pursuit of Premier League point

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Kagisho Dikgacoi and Julian Speroni are among those to have entered the final year of their current deals.

If no fresh terms are agreed, they will leave Selhurst Park next summer as free agents.

Parting with such vast experience would come as a blow, but Palace have other priorities at present.

A testing start to life back in the Premier League means the pursuit of points is the only focus for the Eagles, with Holloway prepared to shelve contract talks for the good of the collective cause.

He said in the South London Press: "We know the situation, but we have to focus on getting points."

Meanwhile, Holloway has revealed that Paddy McCarthy is closing on a welcome return to action after 18 months on the sidelines with a groin injury.

He said: "Paddy is well on the way to getting back. I hope he will be ready in about three weeks. It was always going to be a gamble including him in our 25, as to whether he would be ready or not before January.

"We felt Paddy would have more influence in the dressing room than Florian Marange, and we thought he might be fit a little earlier.

"But whether or not he is fit, we need his type of people. His attitude has been sensational. He always believes we are going to get better and stronger.

"He has had a couple of breakdowns in training, and now I hope there won't be any more."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Premier League: Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are stronger without Luis Suarez

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool have become stronger over the summer despite the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

Transfer news: Hull close to deal for Palermo's Abel Hernandez, says Steve Bruce

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has revealed the club are close to agreeing the signing of Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.

Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA presidency

UEFA president Michel Platini will not run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Mail Box

A United Fan Happy To See Welbeck Go

One United fan doesn't understand all the fuss over Danny Welbeck, while we also have mails on Arsenal being Arsenal, curious transfers and how to pronounce 'Gaal'...

Should Kagawa Play Ahead Of Mata?

That's one question posed in the afternoon mailbox, although it looks like the Japanese playmaker could soon be on his way. Plus, tipping Palace to go down under Warnock...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property