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King Kev Goes To Palace - Not Hull

31 Jan 2013 22:11:54

King Kev Goes To Palace - Not Hull

Kevin Phillips has been reunited with Ian Holloway after joining Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season.

The veteran ex-Sunderland striker has spearheaded successful promotion campaigns for West Brom, Birmingham and Blackpool during his 19-year career.

The 39-year-old has scored just twice in 19 appearances for the Seasiders this season, but he feels he can still play a key role in Palace's promotion push under Holloway.

Kevin Phillips: "Blackpool were approached three or four weeks ago about a club taking me on loan and the club let me know I was available to go.

"I spoke to my agent and then I had a conversation with Ian Holloway and then in the last 24 hours it's picked up again and he's someone I know well.

"We obviously got on really well at Blackpool. He brought me in at a time when not too many people were looking for someone for my age.

"I repaid him with 17 goals and helping them to the play-offs so it was a gamble that paid off. I think I can still do a job, he knows that and that's one of the reasons he's brought me to the football club."

 

Source: Sunderland-Mad


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