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Murray Signs New Contract

26 April 2013

Crystal Palace Football Club is delighted to announce that top scorer Glenn Murray has signed a new contract with the club.

Murray, who has hit 30 goals for the Eagles so far this season, has put pen to paper on a new deal, which keeps him at the club until June 2016.

The 29-year-old striker’s original contract was due to expire at the end of the 2013/14 campaign, but having soared to the top of the goalscoring charts in the Championship, Murray has now been rewarded with a two-year extension.

Murray was snapped up on a free transfer from neighbours Brighton in the summer of 2011, finding the net seven times in his debut season at Selhurst Park. 

But he has enjoyed the most prolific goal scoring season of his career this time around, having hit 30 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions. 

Talking exclusively to Palace Player, Murray said: “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, Yannick and the guy in the pocket, and lately Aaron who’s been playing up front with me, there’s been a lot more support around me which has created more chances for me.”

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.”

For more reaction, watch the exclusive video featuring Glenn and Ollie on Palace Player here. 

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