Silver lining for Derry

Published Add your comment

Crystal Palace captain Shaun Derry admitted the postponement of the club's clash at QPR suited him down to the ground.

Torrential rain meant the London derby between the Eagles and QPR was called off due to a waterlogged pitch and Derry, who was expected to make his 500th career appearance, is now looking forward to achieving the milestone in Saturday's home encounter with Derby.

He told the Daily Star: "The game being called off is frustrating in that we have to wait longer to get the 4-0 defeat against Scunthorpe out of our system. But personally it works out quite well for me because it means I get to make my 500th appearance at Selhurst Park."

He added: "I'm sure more of my family will come to watch me on a Saturday afternoon than a Tuesday night.

"It means I can celebrate with my wife in the evening instead of travelling back from Loftus Road."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Scunthorpe United
Derby County
Shaun Derry
Queens Park Rangers
Crystal Palace

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again