Palace News – Loader Interest, Banner Statement, Benteke Donates PPE

It is that time again when we look at the club in the news along with any popular trends across social media.

Club Statement Made Over Banners At Selhurst

Following the first home game at Selhurst Park since the restart, viewers watching the love coverage of the game against Burnley will have seen a number of banners decorating the seats around the ground. They included a couple supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in which the club made a statement about this week which can be read in full here and an article talking to Andros Townsend in the Daily Mail here.

Academy Players Signed Up To Pro Contracts

Six players have signed their first professional contracts with the club – Jacob Russell, Rohan Luthra, Jude Russell, TQ Addy, Rob Street and John-Kymani Gordon. There are contract extensions for Ollie Webber, Lewis Bryon, Nikola Tavares, David Boateng and Sean Robertson. Find out more about the over on the official club website.

Benteke Donates PPE To Palace For Life

Christian Benteke has made the news this week after a kind gesture saw him donate thousands of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Palace For Life. The Belgian striker has been on the sidelines since contributing to the win at Bournemouth but that has not stopped him helping out where he can. With restrictions lifting across England, the Foundation plans to resume sports sessions in small groups and face-to-face mentoring in the coming weeks.

Free Kick Against Bournemouth Nominated For Goal Of The Month

The opening goal against the Cherries from captain Luka Milivojevic has been included in those nominated for the Premier League Goal of the Month competition for June. You case your vote for Luka right here! He finds himself up against the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes and Nicolas Pepe.

Leicester Lockdown Will Not Effect Premier League Game

With some lockdown restrictions being lifted this weekend, the city of Leicester have been prevented from the same due to an increase in coronavirus cases in the area. This had put the game between the Foxes and the Eagles in doubt but the Premier League have confirmed after several meetings the match will go ahead as scheduled with the agreement of the Government.

Former Reading Striker Interesting The Eagles

The club have been rumoured to have offered former Reading striker Danny Loader a three-year deal. The Daily Mail have reported that the Eagles now lead the race for the 19 year old despite interest from Leeds United and Swansea City. Loader was offered a new contract at Reading but they withdrew their offer due to the financial impact of coronavirus. The striker has made 28 first team league appearances.

Wickham Enjoying Life At Wedneday

Whether or not the Palace striker will be returning to South London, it has been good to see Connor Wickham back on the goal trail with Sheffield Wednesday. The Championship club sit in 13th place, nine points outside the play-offs after a midweek loss to second placed West Brom. In 670 minutes of football, Wickham has scored twice for Wednesday which equates to a goal every 335 minutes. He has had 14 shots on goal, with 4 of those on target and will be looking to add to his tally with six games of the season remaining.

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