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Kevin Phillips agrees one year contract extension

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Veteran striker Kevin Phillips has agreed to extend his contract with Crystal Palace. 

The player, who turns 40 next week, will be the oldest player in the Premier League next season if all remains the same. 

This seasoned professional will certainly provide the Premier League new boys, Crystal Palace with much-needed experience after having already played 14 seasons of top flight football.

The veteran helped Crystal Palace secure a place in the top flight by scoring an extra time penalty that proved to be the winner in the play-off final against Watford.

Phillips, who earned eight caps for England said to the official club website: ”I am absolutely delighted. I loved my time here at the end of last season and was always hoping to have another chance to play in the top flight.”

“It is unbelievable for me but I am really looking forward to it and hoping I can play a great part in the season ahead. Everyone I spoke to said to keep going as long as the fitness and hunger is there and that is certainly the case with me.”

Phillips will be looking forward to his fifteenth season in the top flight of English football having previously played with Watford, Sunderland, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Blackpool, Birmingham City and now Crystal Palace.


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