Southampton are the visitors to Selhurst Park this afternoon and as always the Palace Programme is packed with all the interviews, columns and stats you need to get yourself geared up for today’s game.
Joel Ward is the cover star of our latest issue, as he recalls scoring against Southampton during his days playing for their bitter rivals Portsmouth, as part of an in-depth main interview.
The right back also discusses his hopes of breaking into the England squad and the importance that Christianity has played in his footballing career to date.
We also catch up with Mile Jedinak as he prepares to round off a memorable week by playing his 100th league game for Palace this afternoon.
The Eagles skipper captained Australia for the first time in midweek and scored from the spot as his country fell to a 4-3 defeat against Ecuador – and he reveals his pride at being given the armband at international level.
Elsewhere in today’s edition, Scott Dann’s Footballing Firsts throw up an interesting first live game, while we also discover which current Southampton player makes the cut in Aaron Wilbraham’s Dream XI.
Mark Bright’s hard-hitting column puts the spotlight on ‘that’ headbutt from his former Palace teammate and ex-Southampton boss Alan Pardew last weekend, while club historian Ian King takes a look at players who have turned out for both Palace and the Saints down the years.
Former Eagles stars Jose Fonte and Nathaniel Clyne take centre stage in our usual 11-page look at today’s opponents, while fellow defender Luke Shaw discusses the role Jason Puncheon has played in his rapid rise at the south coast club.
For all this, plus a whole lot more, pick up your copy of the Palace Programme from sellers around the ground for just £3.50. The programme is also available in digital format on your iPad for £2.99.
After huge demand for the previous edition of our matchday publication ahead of the game against Manchester United, extra copies of that issue will also be on sale today from the Holmesdale Road box office for the usual price of £3.50.