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Wynter Reflects On "Tough" U21 Win

22 September 2015


Development side match-winner Ben Wynter spoke to Palace Media after the young Eagles' 1-0 win at home to Birmingham City's under-21s on Monday afternoon.

The Addiscombe native, and boyhood Eagles fan, discussed his performance in that match - rising to meet a corner and head home the game's only goal - and his own game, which he is looking to improve by doing extra work on the training ground.

"I haven't got too many [goals] since I've been at Palace," he said after the win. "I try to get my goals, but my main job is to defend and keep clean sheets. If I can get a goal it's a bonus.

"It was a tough game. They came at us, they're very fast and were pressing, so we had to try to get in behind. But the boys played well, we trained hard all week and it was a good game."

Playing a right-back, Wynter lined up alongside Palace central defender Paddy McCarthy and left-back Zeki Fryers, with fellow Development side defender Luke Croll making up the back four, playing centrally.

"I'm usually a centre-back, but I've been moved to right-back for this season and can do a job there," Wynter admitted. "I'm still learning, I've been working hard in training and doing extras, so I feel like I can come along quite well.

"I started off with the under-18s - I think I played four games for them this year - and then I got progressed into the under-21s, so I'm trying to go higher and higher."

A full video interview with the Development side's match-winner - in which he discussed supporting Palace, growing up locally and learning from Paddy McCarthy - is available to watch in full HERE.


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