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Keeper Kettings Signs For Crystal Palace

19 June 2014

Crystal Palace are pleased to announce the signing of Scotland under-21 goalkeeper Chris Kettings on a free transfer.

The 21-year-old shot-stopper has put pen to paper on a two year deal following his release from Blackpool at the end of last season and becomes the Eagles' first signing of the summer.

Born in Glasgow, Kettings was spotted by Manchester City who took him south of the border as a youngster before he moved to Blackpool in 2007. After progressing through the Seasiders' academy he signed a professional deal following Ian Holloway's side's relegation from the Premier League in 2011.

After loan spells at Birmingham City and Woodley Sports the following campaign, he made his professional debut for Morecambe in League Two and made three appearances during a five month stint at the Shrimps. During this season also made his Scottish under-21 debut and has collected two more caps since. 

Further experience was gained at York City and Hyde last season before arriving in SE25, where he hopes to initially make an impact for the development side.

On his move, Chris said: "I'm delighted because this is a massive club. Everyone who I've spoken to about Crystal Palace has only had good things to say so I think it's a massive opportunity for myself and a good club to come to.

"I'm really looking forward to working with both Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey as they'll both be able to teach me things and give me new perspectives so it'll be good for me to work with them.

"I had a really good relationship working with George Wood when he was at Blackpool as he was inspirational and helped me progress when I was 18 years old. I developed a lot under him and hopefully I can develop even more here."

See a snippet of our first interview with Chris on our YouTube channel:

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