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Bannan Refreshed By Palace Move

Bannan Refreshed By Palace Move

Former Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has said he felt he had gone stale at the Midlands club, so the move to Crystal Palace was exactly the lift he needed.

The 23 year old Scottish international said his deadline day move to Palace should really help him reach his potential and he's already set himself the target of getting into double figures now that Ian Holloway will allow him to play a more advanced midfield role, as opposed to the more holding role Paul Lambert instructed him to play in.

Speaking to the South London Press he explained.

'I'd kind of stalled at Villa, I wasn't going anywhere. I needed to get out of my comfort zone.'

Bannan is careful not to criticise the Villa gaffer as he said he enjoyed playing under him and he knows he helped improve his overall game, as he says himself he feels it made him better tactically, but it's a case of being too used to life at Villa amongst friends, so it was a fresh challenge he needed.

'When I was younger I was always a player that would make things happen but then I was playing as a holding midfielder. I'm not saying anything bad - I enjoyed working under Paul Lambert - but it was a role that didn't really suit me.'

He goes on to say that even though life at Villa Park petered out towards the end when he wasn't in the team, he loved his time there and the Midland team will always have a special place in their heart for how they helped him make the step up from the Academy to being an international player, but lately he hasn't progressed how he wanted to and the fresh challenge under Ian Holloway he believes will help him realise that.

When you look at this stats over the past few seasons, setting himself a target of double figures is hugely ambitious, especially with how Palace are performing at the moment, but hopefully it'll work out for the lad. Holloway knows what he's getting from their time at Blackpool, and if he can reach his aim of double figures then bottom line is Palace are 10 goals closer to securing survival so it works for us all doesn't it.

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Writer:Eddy Eagle
Date:Tuesday October 1 2013
Time: 6:27PM

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