Palace play down Johnson link

Crystal Palace have no plans to explore the possibility of bringing Andrew Johnson back to the club this summer.

Last Updated: 09/08/14 at 17:17 Post Comment

Andrew Johnson: Free agent after leaving Queens Park Rangers

Andrew Johnson: Free agent after leaving Queens Park Rangers

More of the games that matter

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

The experienced frontman was among those to figure prominently on Ian Holloway’s radar in 2013.

A deal to take Johnson to Selhurst Park was put in place, only for the clock to scupper Palace’s plans.

The paperwork required to complete a deadline day deal could not be processed in time, with Johnson undergoing a late medical.

It has been suggested that Palace have kept Johnson in their thoughts since then, with the 33-year-old having enjoyed four productive years with the club between 2002 and 2006.

Co-chairman Steve Parish is, however, of the opinion that current boss Tony Pulis is looking elsewhere.

Palace already have Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle, Glenn Murray and new boy Fraizer Campbell on their books, so another striker is not considered to be a top priority.

Parish told the Croydon Advertiser on Johnson, who is now available as a free agent after reaching the end of his contract at Queens Park Rangers: “I am not sure, you’d have to ask the manager.

“Andy is not someone we’ve spoken about. I think maybe that was one for last year and that has now passed us by.

“It has probably gone now, unfortunately.”
 

More of the games that matter

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

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: Man United concerned by Radamel Falcao's fitness

Louis van Gaal has delayed his decision on whether to buy Radamel Falcao because of the latest injury to the Manchester United striker.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini wants more from Yaya Toure and Fernandinho

Manuel Pellegrini wants Yaya Toure and Fernandinho to remind people how potent they can be for Manchester City.

Premier League: Sam Allardyce not looking to go long as Andy Carroll returns

Sam Allardyce is not planning any major changes to West Ham's style of play as Andy Carroll prepares to return.

Mail Box

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...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

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