Crystal Palace - Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan
UK time is: 12:50:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan

Crystal Palace have tonight beat the transfer window clock to bring in striker Kevin Doyle on loan until January, and Glenn Murray has left for a loan spell at Reading.

30 year old Doyle's paperwork went through minutes before the transfer window shut and he comes to us with good Premier League experience from his time at Reading and Wolverhampton Wanderers and he will now challenge Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell for a starting position.

Having caught the eye of Steve Coppell with his performances in Ireland, he brought him to Reading in 2005 and in his debut season he helped them reach the Premier League and backed that up with 13 goals in his first season in to the top flight.

Four years, 164 games and 56 goals later, he moved on to Wolves for 6.5million and he has spent the last four years at Molyneux.

Tasting both success and failure, time in the Premier League followed by successive relegations, he spent the end of last season out on loan with Queens Park Rangers helping them back into the top flight in their Play Off Final victory over Derby County last May.

He moves to us having made over 300 career appearances, scoring 91 times, and at international level he has been a regular since making his debut against Sweden back in March 2006. He has 59 caps so far with a return of 13 goals.

As for Murray, he moves to Reading until January also and the 31 year old was targeted by manager Nigel Adkins to give him a boost in their firepower as he hopes to take them back to the Premier League.

Murray joined us from Brighton on a free transfer back in 2011 and scored seven times in his debut season for us. The following campaign was a revelation as he finished as the Championship's top goalscorer with a whopping 30 goals to his name, helping us to promotion to the Premier League.

An unfortunate injury in the Play Off game against Brighton left him on the sidelines for a long time, but he did make his return and his Premier League debut in the game against West Bromwich Albion in February and scored his first goal in the top flight against Swansea from the penalty spot.

He leaves on loan having made 106 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring a total of 39 times.

Whether both of these moves are a precursor to permanent deals we'll have to see, but in the case of Murray it might not just be to get him a good run of games given how Gayle has began the season.

Vital Crystal Palace on: facebook

Vital Crystal Palace on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 1 2014

Time: 11:58PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Speroni Wins Testimonial (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Seven Get International Call Ups (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Speroni's Night (Tuesday May 26 2015)

West Brom In For Jedinak (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Gayle Ready To Leave? (Tuesday May 26 2015)

Pardew - Now We Kick On (Monday May 25 2015)

Punch Drunk With Top Ten Finish (Monday May 25 2015)

Palace 1-0 Swansea - Report (Monday May 25 2015)

Archived Crystal Palace Articles

List All Vital Palace Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 21 60
8. Swansea 38 16 8 14 -3 56
9. Stoke 38 15 9 14 3 54
10. Crystal Palace 38 13 9 16 -4 48
11. Everton 38 12 11 15 -2 47
12. West Ham 38 12 11 15 -3 47
13. WBA 38 11 11 16 -13 44

Breaking League News

More Interes tin Di Maria!
Man Utd : 28/05/2015 12:25:00
Advocaat Turns Down Black Cats Job To Retire.
Sunderland : 28/05/2015 12:23:01
Drogba - Back Where It All Started?
Chelsea : 28/05/2015 12:23:00
Andy King dies aged 58
Everton : 28/05/2015 09:00:00
Atsu says Everton goodbye
Everton : 28/05/2015 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Hennessey 5%
Ward 0%
Dann 0%
Hangeland 20%
Souare 0%
Puncheon 5%
Jedinak 5%
McArthur 0%
Zaha 35%
Chamakh 30%
Bolasie 0%
Sub - Murray 0%
Sub - Mutch 0%
Sub - Campbell 0%