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Read West Ham programme for Butland insight, tactics, comment and more

25 January 2021

"Being around these ‘keepers, Dean [Kiely] and the squad, I’ve rediscovered exactly what I believe I can do," Jack Butland tells the official Palace programme.

Against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Butland had the chance to prove what he can do as Roy Hodgson handed the Palace shot stopper his club debut.


Despite the Eagles falling from the FA Cup, Butland impressed with a sensational save to deny Leander Dendoncker at point-blank range.

In the programme v West Ham United, you can hear from Butland on how he's settled in to life in south London, why he believes young goalkeepers aren't developing as he did and what it felt like playing to protect people's careers aged just 17.

"It’s been a new lease of life," he continues, "coming in, getting settled and immediately feeling energised by the whole group."

This exclusive interview can be read alongside the full matchday programme by purchasing our digital edition here. You'll be able to enjoy all 80 pages for just £1.99.

Alongside Butland, we analyse the Hammers' tactics, Darren Ambrose provides unheard stories from the dressing room and figures from across the club offer their thoughts in regular columns. All this plus much more can be found inside!

Read the Palace v West Ham programme by clicking here!

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