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Gabbidon wants new Palace deal

Danny Gabbidon wants to extend his stay at Crystal Palace after helping them reach the Premier League, and feels he can still perform at the top level of English football.

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Danny Gabbidon: Wants a new deal at Palace

Danny Gabbidon: Wants a new deal at Palace

The 33-year-old central defender played every minute of the 1-0 play-off final win over Watford at Wembley, a match that went into extra-time and was settled by a Kevin Phillips penalty.

His contract expires at the end of this month and there have been outline talks about a new deal at Selhurst Park for the Wales international.

"I still think I have a lot to offer Palace," Gabbidon told the Sunday Mirror.

"We will have to see what happens in the next couple of weeks but, yes, I want to stay. I feel I can still play at the top level.

"I have a lot of experience and that has helped this season because we have a lot of young lads in the team.

"I have been able to give advice to the younger lads when they have needed it. That's my job. If I am not in the team, it is up to me to try to help them."

If Gabbidon is retained by Palace he could come up against former Selhurst Park team-mate Wilfried Zaha, who will begin next season as a Manchester United player.

Gabbidon feels the England international will only improve by being part of the Old Trafford surroundings.

He said: "He is an incredible talent. I have faced him in training and at times he is unplayable. He makes a fool out of you - and I hate marking him.

"Yes, he is still a bit raw but if he doesn't learn at United, there is no hope for him!"

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