Alan Pardew has heaped praise on Scott Dann following the Palace skipper's Player of the Month award win.
"Well of course he's the new captain here and his performances have to reflect that," the manager said, during his pre-Middlesbrough press conference.
"It just shows the measure of him that he gets the captain's armband and [immediately] wins Player of the Month. He sets the standards on the playing field, at the training ground here, and we're lucky to have him.
"He's in terrific form," he added.
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