Mixed Emotions For Euro Eagles And Other News
Our weekly look at news involving the club or players from the past seven days without the need to include any silly transfer rumours.
Eagles At The Euros
The Palace representatives experienced mixed emotions in the opening games at the European Championships in France. Yohan Cabaye did not feature for host country France in their late win against Romania while Wayne Hennessey suffered a back spasm and could not play for Wales against Slovakia but both Jonny Williams and Joe Ledley featured in the terrific 2-1 win.
Cabaye will be hoping to feature in the second game from France which is against Albania on Wednesday while Wales face England on Thursday. It remains to be seen is Hennessey will recover from the back problem. Our Joniesta shone in the win over Slovakia and is expected to start while Ledley will likely look to play some part in the game from the bench.
Another Friendly Lined Up
The club have announced a pre-season friendly against League Two side Colchester United at the Weston Homes Community Stadium which will kick off at 7pm on Monday 25th July. The game immediately follows the three game tour of North America where Palace face Philadelphia Union, Cincinnati Ohio and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Big Names Released
Fifteen professionals were released this week including Adrian Mariappa, Brede Hangeland, Paddy McCarthy, Emmanuel Adebayor and Marouane Chamakh. They have joined a number of young players such as David Gregory, Chris Kettings, Reise Allassani, Connor Dymond and Andreas Breiymar exiting the club.
New Deal For Coker
Eighteen year old winger Andre Coker is set to sign a new two year deal at the club. The pacy attacking player is well thought of by academy staff and has been training with the first team since he signed his first professional deal last season.
Sweden Home For Cadogan
Former Eagles winger Kieron Cadogan looks to have found a home from home in the most unlikeliest of places. The twenty-five year old now earns his trade with GAIS in the Superettan League. Find out more in an interesting interview with Will Unwin at ITV Sport.
Elsewhere around the world, Yannick Bolasie scored for DR Congo in a 6-1 demolition of Madagascar in an African Cup Of Nations qualifier. Pape Souare appeared for Senegal as they confirmed their qualification for the African Cup Of Nations while Mile Jedinak featured in the win for Australia against Greece.