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Ambrose Backs Palace For Derby

23 September 2015

Ex-Palace and Charlton Athletic midfielder Darren Ambrose has discussed tonight's Capital One Cup clash between the two sides and revealed which of his former clubs he will be supporting.

The 31-year-old, now at Colchester United, spoke to Palace Media recently, after being handed the Eagles' Goal of the Decade award for his unbelievable goal against Manchester United in 2011.

Looking ahead to tonight's derby, Ambrose was asked if he was expecting a good game and replied: "I think so. It always is. Both sets of fans are going to want to win and get the bragging rights, but I think Palace - at full strength - will have a bit too much for Charlton.

"It will be a good game for the neutral. It was one of those that I'd liked to go down and watch, but I'm not sure I can make it.

"I'd be supporting Palace," he added with a smile.

Speaking of his time with Charlton, the attacking midfielder said that he had enjoyed it, but leaving the Addicks for the Eagles meant that the fans at The Valley resented him.

"I had a great time at Charlton, but it didn't end too well for me there and then I joined their local rivals, so I get a lot of stick [from their fans]," he said. "I played against them for Birmingham and I got a lot of stick for it, but I accept that. It's all good banter.

"It'll be a great game and hopefully Palace will win!" He added, laughing.

A full video interview with Darren - discussing his Goal of the Decade, the 2-2 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday and his love for the club - is available to watch for free HERE.

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