Jedinak tips close encounter

Crystal Palace skipper Mile Jedinak believes Monday's Championship play-off final with Watford is too close to call.

Last Updated: 27/05/13 at 14:12 Post Comment

Mile Jedinak: Not bothered by underdog tag for Crystal Palace

Mile Jedinak: Not bothered by underdog tag for Crystal Palace

Watford go into the Wembley showdown as favourites to secure promotion to the Premier League having finished five points above Palace and taken four points from them during the season.

But Jedinak points to the semi-final against Brighton when Palace defied the odds to win 2-0 and set up the clash with the Hornets.

"Both teams won their respective semi-finals in dramatic fashion and it's going to be evenly poised," Jedinak said.

"If we're going in as underdogs then so be it, but in my mind it's 50-50.

"We've got a plan we will be working on and hopefully we can execute it the way we did at Brighton."

Wilfried Zaha's two goals sank the Seagulls and the winger will be playing his final game for Palace before completing a £15million switch to Manchester United.

"Wilf has got all the plaudits and rightly so, he's had a great season and he had a great game against Brighton," added Jedinak.

"But he knows, as we all do, that we can only achieve what we want to achieve as a team and we're all pushing towards the same goal.

"There is a big wall in the way called Watford and we are expecting a very tough game, we are going to have to earn it on the day.

"We have some great characters in the dressing room and in the team, they've been a real joy to work with.

"The success we have shared so far has held this group together but we have a job on our hands to get to where we want to be."

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