Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v C Palace

Sunday, 03 May 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Selhurst Park

Last Game

C Palace 0 - 2 Hull City

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Palace ponder loan departures

Crystal Palace may send some of their squad out on loan in a bid to keep them sharp for the closing months of the Championship campaign.

Last Updated: 27/02/13 at 14:47 Post Comment

Jermaine Easter: Could be loaned out by Crystal Palace

Jermaine Easter: Could be loaned out by Crystal Palace

A number of players have slipped further down the pecking order following the arrivals of loan trio Ashley Richards, Kevin Phillips and Stephen Dobbie during the transfer window.

Assistant manager Keith Millen admits he is mulling some loan exits, with strike duo Aaron Wilbraham and Jermaine Easter thought to be in consideration, while some of the youngsters could get first-team action elsewhere.

Millen told the South London Press: "We've got a month before the window shuts completely for the season and we are having a look at who we might need to loan out to get some games and then get them back for the run-in.

"We've got a squad of about 21 and there are ones on the bench that aren't playing regularly. We don't want to leave ourselves short but we feel a month's football will benefit them by coming back in better shape.

"But we are also looking at our U21s. Jason Banton has gone out to Plymouth and done really well. You have got to make sure it is at a decent standard so that they keep on improving. It's about playing football that means something.

"Our reserves are at a good standard - we are up against category one teams - but it isn't the same as playing for three points. There is a different pressure and scenario.

"But it has got to be the right club at the right time. If not then we'll keep them and play them in the reserves.

"We've got some really good lads that are 18 and 19 - sometimes their path is blocked up. If we do a couple of loans then it gives them the chance of reserve football."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Kane makes cut but Hazard, Costa, Terry among six Chelsea players in PFA Premier League Team of the Year

Six Chelsea players have been named in the Professional Footballers' Association's Premier League Team of the Year.

Tottenham and Everton winger Aaron Lennon investigated by police

Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that Aaron Lennon assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company