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Ledley "Buzzing" After Debut Goal

8 February 2014

Joe Ledley said he was “buzzing” to bag a debut goal for Palace as his new team ran out 3-1 winners against West Bromwich Albion. 

Ledley popped up with a bullet first-half header to give the Eagles a two-goal cushion over the Baggies at the break as they went to bag a crucial victory. 

And the Welshman was delighted to open his account for the club despite playing in an unfamiliar left back role for much of the game. 

“Last week the result didn’t go our way so it was very vital that we got the three points and we managed that,” he said. 

“I was playing out of position at left back but managed to get in the box and get a goal. 

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better. That’s what I want to do, score goals. It was a great ball in by Tom and I just managed to get my head on it. I’m just buzzing to get off the mark.

“You just want to go out there and play football. It doesn’t matter where you’re playing. You just have to do a job for the team and hopefully I did that today.”

Former Celtic midfielder Ledley was full of praise for his new manager Tony Pulis and his new supporters – who he likened to the fans he had at Parkhead. 

“Tony’s fantastic. He’s brought in a couple of us now as new players and the squad already was strong. We are working well on our shape and we are hard to break down. It was good to get a couple of goals as well at the other end.

“The fans are brilliant. It’s a fantastic atmosphere here. It was brilliant when I was at Celtic and it’s exactly the same here – they are great fans.”

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