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Phillips To Leave Palace

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13:16 31st December 2013

Crystal Palace can confirm that Kevin Phillips will be leaving the club in January by mutual consent.

 

Phillips, 40, joined the club at the start of this year on loan from Blackpool and made 16 appearances scoring seven goals and since his permanent move in the summer he has made five appearances from the bench.

 

The striker’s penalty at Wembley took the club into the top flight against Watford and this moment will always rate high on the veteran’s list of achievements. “It went well for me at the end of the season and then the play-off final, getting the goal and securing promotion was right up there with one of my highest achievements in football. I have to thank the club and the supporters who have been absolutely magnificent to me and welcomed me with open arms from day one. That will stay in my memories for a long time.”

 

Manager Tony Pulis has been impressed with the experienced professional in his short time at the club. ”He is a fantastic professional and there is no way I would stand in the way of what he wants to do. He has been brilliant to have around the place in the last few weeks that I have been here and of course he played a major role in getting this club promoted through the play-offs. His attitude in and around the rest of the players is first class and you can see why, at 40 years of age, he is still playing in the Premier League. I wish him every success in the future.”

 

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