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Inside The Palace v Leicester Programme

28 April 2018

Despite the matchdays at Selhurst Park running out as the season comes to its conclusion, the Palace Programme for the visit of Leicester City on Saturday is once again packed with great interviews and content.

Featuring on the front cover for the penultimate edition of the season is Christian Benteke, and he is the feature of the main interview inside the 88-pages. The Belgian striker talks about his frustrations in front of goal this term, but also reflects on his progress at helping provide his teammates with scoring opportunities:

"In terms of goals it has not been good," he said, reflecting on 2017/18. "Since I have come to England, no matter where I have been I have always scored, so to not score like I wanted to this year has frustrated me. But in terms of the team play, I have been involved more and work more for the team.

"The way we were playing last year, I would have said that I preferred playing alone as we were playing with a lot of crosses. This year is quite different; the manager wants us to build from the back. As we play with two strikers, that means both have to work together to help the midfielders.

"I have a different role now, but I don't mind because the situation of where we were and where we want to go in the league. I have to do that for the team, and fight and go for the challenges to help us get some points."

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Another full international on the club's books you might not have heard of is academy midfielder Will Donkin, and he also chats to the programme about his unexpected call-up to the Chinese Taipei national side, for whom he has already won four caps to date.

Elsewhere, in "1997/98" Revisited" former chairman Ron Noades' time in the Eagles dugout is recalled, Andros Townsend discusses the best goals from his career in "On The Scoresheet" and another former chairman Arthur Wait is remembered in the "A-Z of Palace"

There is everything you need to know about Leicester City past and present in an in-depth visitors section, while, the postcard collection continues with memorable games from 1990 and 2017 depicted.

As well as all of this, there is the usual mix of news, views and stats from all areas of the club, making the Palace Programme the perfect accompaniment to your matchday.

Copies can be bought from the sellers around the ground, or if you can't make it to Selhurst Park then find out how you can still get your copy from the comfort of your own home.


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