Having arrived from Queens Park Rangers yesterday, Jordon Mutch is itching to sample the famous Selhurst atmosphere as soon as possible for his new club, and hopes he may get his first taste of it as a Palace player tomorrow afternoon against Everton.
The midfielder put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal and is looking forward to getting back into the cut and thrust of Premier League football as soon as possible after a frustrating time at Loftus Road, where he arrived in the summer from Cardiff City.
Having played in SE25 before for other clubs, he is keen to step onto the Selhurst turf and receive a warm welcome from the Eagles faithful as soon as possible.
He said: “I wasn't getting too much game time at Queens Park Rangers and I wanted to play football and Palace gave me the opportunity to do that. It's a great club with a great manager and the fans are great too so I was over the moon to come here and I'm delighted it's done.
“I've played here a couple of times for Cardiff and when I was at Watford. The atmosphere was electric, especially at one end of the ground, so I'm really looking forward to getting in amongst that pretty soon.”
The 23-year-old has had a couple of training seasons with his new teammates and he has been pleased to catch-up with some familiar faces. He's hoping that if given the opportunity he'll make an instant impact against Roberto Martinez's side tomorrow.
“I know Wilfried [Zaha] and Fraizer [Campbell] from Cardiff and I was also with Scott Dann at Birmingham so I know a few of them. It's a good bunch a lads and I trained with them today which was really good so I'm really excited.
“I spoke to the manager a couple of times and I can't wait to get going now. The team are doing well at the minute which is really good and I'm excited to bring something extra.
“I like to attack and drive forward with the ball, get into the box and play with lot of energy. I'm hoping to bring assists and goals to the team, that's what I like to do, so hopefully I can do that.”