Holloway hails Palace stopper

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway admits goalkeeper Julian Speroni will be vital to their chances of promotion this season.

Last Updated: 09/01/13 at 12:23 Post Comment

Julian Speroni: Key player for Palace

Julian Speroni: Key player for Palace

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Argentinian Speroni, a three-time Eagles player of the year, is a survivor from the last time Palace were in the Premier League back in 2004/5.

And the 33-year-old has been in fine form yet again to help Holloway's side stay in the promotion mix this term.

"He's been fantastic for Palace," said Holloway.

"Every good team needs a good goalie and I think we're a good team at the moment, so that sums it up.

"He's a wonderful fella, a fantastic person and I'm delighted to be working with him.

"He's been a tremendous goalkeeper over the last few years, certainly one of the best, if not the best, in the Championship. Does he deserve a crack at the Premier League? Hopefully he'll help us get there.

"One of my staff, (goalkeeping coach) George Wood's son suffered a car crash recently - luckily he's okay - and obviously George had to go and be with his boy.

"So Julian took all the other goalkeepers for training instead and that speaks volumes for the lad he is. He deserves to do well and he is a big part of our success."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

eanwhile, England's best U21 players playing with those most likely to be in the senior team from 2020 onwards might increase their chances in those tournaments to a point where they could actually be potential winners. Unlike 2016.

shagwa
Wenger warns Hodgson

I

m not a doctor, but the cause is likely to be crap dancing after scoring. My prognosis is we may need to take that leg off.

GVMUFC
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

F

or the time being we just have to focus on the players we do have, Rodgers said. We have to make the best of what is available. Jesus wept!

rodger's gusset
Rodgers reveals Sturridge woe

Footer 365

Premier League: Tottenham's Christian Eriksen secures dramatic win at Hull

Christian Eriksen snatched a late winner as Tottenham fought back to claim a 2-1 victory over 10-man Hull.

Premier League: Crystal Palace come from behind to stun Liverpool

Liverpool endured another forgettable afternoon at Selhurst Park on Sunday as they were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino disagreed with Hull boss Steve Bruce on red card

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino disagreed with Hull boss Steve Bruce's opinion on Gaston Ramirez's red card.

Mail Box

Oh Arsenal. Why Oh Why Oh Effing Why?

We have plenty of fallout from Arsenal's latest display of outrageous incompetence, plus the question of why every team seems to be getting worse. Plus, another Garcia ghost goal...

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

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