Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray admitted he thought his career with the Eagles was over last year, but is delighted to be back in the first-team and contributing to another successful Premier League campaign, reports Sky Sports.
Murray was sent away on loan to Championship side Reading when former manager Neil Warnock joined at the start of the season, and was expecting to be sold for good, but Warnock’s successor Alan Pardew brought him back to the club and gave him minutes in games to prove his worth.
The 31-year-old suffered a serious knee injury after playing a massive part in Crystal Palace earning promotion to the Premier League back in 2013, and took the best part of a year to make a full recovery. He was out of the fold with the Eagles upon his return, but is now firing for Palace, and is delighted to be backing playing at Selhurst Park again.
“I didn’t have any experience under the old manager, it was literally three or four days and then I was out the door. It was right at the end of the transfer window. It was with a view to a permanent (with Reading). Things didn’t work out, then I land back and I’m playing in the first team here… it’s a funny old game. I had to bide my time, a few guys got injured and I got my chance, and I wanted to take it,” he said.
With four goals from eight Premier League games this season, Murray has played his part in their upturn in form under Pardew, and is hoping he can continue contributing for the rest of the current campaign.
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