Phillips happy to be scoring

Kevin Phillips is keen to continue his scoring heroics for Crystal Palace to boost their bid for promotion to the Premier League this season.

Last Updated: 08/03/13 at 11:36 Post Comment

Kevin Phillips: Was on target for Palace with hat-trick against Hull

Kevin Phillips: Was on target for Palace with hat-trick against Hull

More of the games that matter

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

The veteran striker hit a hat-trick on what was his full debut for the Eagles against Hull City on Tuesday night after joining on loan from Blackpool in January.

That triple inspired a 4-2 victory which saw fourth-placed Palace move seven points behind leaders Cardiff.

Phillips, who turns 40 in the summer, is happy to still be scoring goals, telling the Daily Mirror: "To get a hat-trick at home like that on your full debut, it was fantastic.

"For the first goal, after Glenn Murray missed his penalty, I offered and he said, 'You take it' and luckily the pace took it in. Then the other two came in quick succession.

"It's brilliant, what more could I want than to still be scoring hat-tricks and breaking records at 39, and turning 40 in the summer.

"It shows I am fit enough to start games in the Championship and the goals were great too, it wasn't a perfect hat-trick but I was delighted.

"Could I still do it in the Premier League next season? Listen, it would be great but let's not get carried away."

Heroics

Phillips does not expected to be involved in Ian Holloway's first-team for every game despite his hat-trick heroics, with a visit of Leeds looming on Saturday.

"I don't expect to start against Leeds, and I am old enough and wise enough to accept that," he said.

"The manager changed a winning team on Tuesday to hurt Hull.

"What matters is picking a team to win the game at the weekend, it doesn't matter whether I am in the side or not."

Phillips is keen to outlast 39-year-old Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs, who made his 1,000th senior career appearance on Tuesday night after penning a new one-year deal at Old Trafford and continues to impress at the top level.

The striker added: "Ryan making his 1,000th appearance, that is just an awesome achievement.

"With him signing another deal that may force my hand [to carry on], I am four months older than him but I'd like to be clear, on my own, as the oldest outfield player in the country."

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

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

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