Crystal Palace Team Guide: Late additions can lift Palace into top 10
Team Name:ï¿½Crystal Palace
Last Season: 11th
Who theyï¿½ve signed so far:ï¿½Chris Kettings (Blackpool, Free), Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff City, ï¿½1m), Brede Hangeland (Fulham, Free).
Out of the exit door:ï¿½Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff City, Free), Danny Gabbidon (Released), Dean Moxey (Bolton Wanderers, Free), Jonathan Parr (Ipswich, Free), Jose Campana (Sampdoria, Undisclosed), Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City, Free).
Star Man:ï¿½Mile Jedinak
The Aussie midfielder continued his excellent form of last season at the World Cup for the Socceroos and returns to Selhurst Park as the clubï¿½s first ever World Cup scorer.
With his no nonsense approach and exceptionally high work rate the 30-year-old was made to play football under Tony Pulis and will once again need to drive his team forward this year.
The Eagles skipper was at the heartbeat ofï¿½allï¿½that was good from Pulisï¿½ side last term and he will once again be vital to the teamï¿½s chances of staying in the league and even improving upon their 11thï¿½place finish.
Under the Radar:ï¿½Jerome Williams
A graduate of the Palace academy, Williams could get his chance to make an impact at first-team level with Pulis looking for options to fill the left-back berth.
Last season the naturally right-sided Joel Ward was used on the left but with Dean Moxey and Jonathan Parr leaving Selhurst Park,ï¿½Williams could be calledï¿½uponï¿½more often.
The England under-19 international has featured regularly for the Eagles in pre-season and linked up very well with Yannick Bolasie in the 2-2 draw with Colombus Crew.
The 19-year-old loves to get forward at every opportunity and with some game timeï¿½this could be his breakthrough year!
Team Liability:ï¿½Damien Delaney
Another harsh choice perhaps in these series of Premier League team guides but Damienï¿½Delaneyï¿½has the propensity to be brilliant one week but awful the next.
And with Pulis strengthening his central defensive options by signing Brede Hangeland from Norway,ï¿½Delaney, who put in a poor performance in Palaceï¿½s 3-2 pre-season defeat to Brentford, could be the one who attracts criticism from the stands.
Best Bet:ï¿½To finish in the Top 10 @ 4/1
Will it be a case of second season syndrome for Crystal Palace and Tony Pulis? The Selhurstï¿½Parkï¿½faithful will be hoping the club can build on last seasonï¿½s effort and keep the squad together.
Pulis loves a late transfer deal and if he can work some of his magic before the transfer deadline then the Eagles could well sneak into the Premier Leagueï¿½s top 10. First things first though, get enough points on the board to survive!
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