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Jordan rules out sale
13 Oct 2006 - 14:39:53
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has scotched claims that striker Clinton Morrison could be sold due to a rift with boss Peter Taylor.
Speculation has intensified for the past two weeks after the Republic of Ireland international striker had a reported fall-out with Taylor when he was substituted at half-time during the Eagles' 1-1 draw at Hull City on September 30.
It was even claimed that Taylor told Morrison he would never play for the club again and would be sold in the January transfer window.
However, Jordan has now spoken out to play down the suggestions the pair are at loggerheads and says Morrison will not be going anywhere.
He told the Croydon Guardian: "There will always be disputes in the dressing room between managers and players.
"I think Peter Taylor is perfectly capable of handling Clinton Morrison.
"I read in the newspapers that Clinton has been sold. But that is my decision.
"There is no agenda for me to sell Clinton. If Clinton behaves atrociously in the future that changes things.
"But if he behaves the way he should behave and treats his manager with the respect he should treat him with and will treat him with, then I don't think there will be an issue."