The Scot left Aston Villa in August for Palace.
"Iâ€™d kind of stalled at Villa,â€ť Bannan told the South London Press. â€śI wasnâ€™t going anywhere. I needed to get out of my comfort zone.
â€śWhen I was younger I was always a player that would make things happen but then I was playing as a holding midfielder. â€śIâ€™m not saying anything bad - I enjoyed working under Paul Lambert - but it was a role that didnâ€™t really suit me. I was sitting in front of the back four alongside Ashley Westwood.
â€śIn saying that it probably got something different into my game, made me better tactically. But I couldnâ€™t really attack.
â€śVilla is a club that will always be in my heart. I spent eight years there.
â€śIt petered out at the end a little bit and didnâ€™t work out the way I wanted it to. I grew up as a Celtic fan, but Iâ€™d say I support them as well."
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