Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v C Palace

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Last Game

1. FC Union Berlin 2 - 0 C Palace

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 13:00

Friendly Match

Murray may get Palace rest

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway is considering resting top scorer Glenn Murray in Saturday's Championship clash with Leeds.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 14:11 Post Comment

Glenn Murray: May be rested by Crystal Palace against Leeds

Glenn Murray: May be rested by Crystal Palace against Leeds

The former Brighton striker has 28 goals to his name this season but has not found the net in his last three outings.

Murray missed a penalty against Hull on Tuesday night before stepping aside to allow Kevin Phillips to score from the spot.

Phillips went on to get a hat-trick in Palace's 4-2 win while Holloway also has Aaron Wilbraham and Stephen Dobbie waiting in the wings, so he could take Murray out of the firing line against Leeds on Saturday.

"It's all about the balance of the squad," he said.

"Wilbraham is probably playing better than I have ever seen him play and I might have to consider Muzz is looking a little bit tired.

"What a great few options I've got. It's about keeping the energy going."

Holloway added to the South London Press: "Glenn is a natural goalscorer but there is physical and mental tiredness - you don't feel the mental side when you are scoring. But I saw his body language after he missed that penalty (against Hull on Tuesday)."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Chile midfielder Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

Liverpool beat HJK, Villa draw at Forest and Leeds see off Everton

Liverpool beat HJK, Aston Villa drew 3-3 at Nottingham Forest, while Leeds beat Everton 2-0 and Newcastle lost at home on Saturday.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

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