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Crystal Palace not willing to let Glenn Murray go again

| 25.02.2015

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has been told to put any thoughts of another loan move to the back of his mind.

The Eagles hitman, 31, scored a consolatory effort in the weekend’s defeat to Arsenal but has been used in a bit part role since returning from a loan spell at Reading.

His lack of first team action at Selhurst Park led Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe to enquire about the possibility of a temporary switch but Eagles assistant boss Keith Millen has advised the striker to bide his time in his quest for game time.

In an interview with the South London Press, Millen explained that Murray is very much in manager Alan Pardew’s plans, despite the new Eagles boss having not seen much of the striker.

“The manager has spoken to him and told Glenn that he is in his plans. He is a different striker to what we’ve got, especially with Yaya Sanogo out. He’s a big option for us,” he said.

“Glenn gets frustrated because he wants to play football but he just has to be patient. I’m sure he’ll play a part before the end of the season.”

Palace travel to Upton Park this weekend looking to put further space between themselves and the relegation pack.

The Eagles currently sit five points above the drop zone, but could be dragged back into the mire with defeat against the Irons.

This is the most likely outcome according to the betting, with Ladbrokes pricing the south Londoners at 3/1 to pick up maximum points in the east of the city.

The Hammers, meanwhile, are still holding onto the hope of securing a spot in European competition next season and are priced as 9/10 favourites to move three points closer to that dream this weekend.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.