Murray extends Palace contract

Glenn Murray has signed a new contract with Crystal Palace that ties him to the club until the summer of 2016.

Last Updated: 26/04/13 at 10:32 Post Comment

Glenn Murray: New contract for prolific Palace striker

Glenn Murray: New contract for prolific Palace striker

The striker has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 30 goals in all competitions, and that was enough to earn him a two-year extension to a deal that was due to expire at the end of next season.

Murray managed seven goals in his first season at Selhurst Park - he was a free transfer signing from rivals Brighton in 2011 - but 2012-13 has been his most prolific season by far and his 29 Championship goals have him two clear of Jordan Rhodes in the race for the Golden Boot.

He told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to get it all sorted. Obviously it's been mentioned a few months ago but now we've got to the end of it and signed, so yes, it's good news.

"I've got some real good memories here, obviously this year's been a great year and Old Trafford stands out last year. Scoring 30 goals is something that I'm immensely proud of and the whole season has gone really well so far.

"I think we've been a little more attacking this year which has benefitted me immensely and having Wilfried (Zaha), Yannick (Bolasie) and the guy in the pocket, and lately Aaron (Wilbraham) who's been playing up front with me, there's been a lot more support around me which has created more chances for me."

Eagles manager Ian Holloway said: "There's not many strikers around in my time who have got 30 in one season, hopefully he can get a few more to get us up as well, so it's great news for the club.

"What he's done is phenomenal because with those two [Zaha and Bolasie] they beat people, you never know when the ball's coming in and his timing of how to get there, when to get there and his reading of what they do is quite exceptional.

"It's not just that it's his work rate, he leads the line and how he brings other people into the game is as good as I've seen to be honest."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Clyne: Title challenge the aim for Liverpool

Nathaniel Clyne says Liverpool's season aim should be to challenge for the Premier League title and make the final of a cup competition.

United plummet below City in rankings

Manchester United have fallen four places behind Manchester City and dropped to 20th overall in UEFA's club coefficient rankings.

Gareth Bale says he's happy at Real Madrid

Wales star Gareth Bale insists he's settled with Real Madrid and wants to play in a central attacking role for them.

Mail Box

Pedro Really Is Louis Van Gaal's 'Answer'

For all the United worrying, Pedro really could be the key to happiness. Plus more predictions, Chelsea's squad, Thierry Henry, Diego Costa and El Clasicoast...

Chelsea Are Stronger Than Last Season

One Chelsea fan points out that they won the league last year and have improved, so... Plus thoughts on United worries, pre-season predictions, Valdes and Chuba...

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