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Five Players To Be Released By Palace

22 May 2015

Crystal Palace can confirm that five players will not be offered new contracts and will be free to move elsewhere once their current deals expire this summer.

Lewis Price, Owen Garvan, Peter Ramage, Stephen Dobbie and Jerome Thomas will become free agents in the summer after the club decided not to extend their contracts.

Welsh international Price is the longest serving of the five players, having arrived in SE25 in July 2010 on a free transfer and featured 13 times for the club, playing in the famous 2-1 League Cup win against Manchester United in November 2011. He spent the majority of this season on loan at Crawley Town, making 18 appearances.

Garvan was signed from Ipswich Town a month after Price and went on to play 87 times for the club, scoring 11 times and started in the Eagles' Championship play-off final victory against Watford in May 2013. His last appearance came in the Capital One Cup victory at Walsall in August.

After signing initially on loan in 2011/12, Ramage made the move to SE25 permanent from Birmingham City the following summer. He played in 40 of the club's 46 league games in their promotion campaign, but was loaned to Barnsley for the whole of this season. In total he played 67 times for Palace, scoring four times.

Dobbie arrived on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion for the second part of that promotion season and played a key role in getting the club into the top six, and scored three goals in 17 games.

Winger Thomas was snapped up on a free transfer in the summer of 2013 after being released by West Bromwich Albion. He went on to play 12 times, three of which came this season against Walsall, Manchester City and Dover Athletic.

Chairman Steve Parish paid tribute to the quintet, saying: "I would like to thank Peter, Owen, Lewis , Stephen and Jerome Thomas for their contributions during their time at the club and wish them well in the future. 

“A special mention should go to Peter, Stephen and Owen who were especially important in our promotion season, and will be remembered fondly by Palace fans for years to come.”

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