Danny Gabbidon has praised the recent form of Crystal Palace teammates Marouane Chamakh and Cameron Jerome.

The Moroccan striker has scored in the past three Palace outings with help from striker partner Jerome and Gabbidon believes the pair have formed a great understanding on the pitch.

"It's been a partnership," he told the club's official website. "Cam, he came into the team and has kind of helped him [Chamakh]. I think they complement each other quite well.

"Chamakh is someone who does like to come and drop off, a bit more than the main striker. He works ever so hard for the team.

"It's nice to see him now picking up a few goals. I think his performance, his work-rate, have deserved that.

"I think the difference maybe that now he is getting into a few more positions which is allowing him to score goals.

"That's probably changed with the new manager coming in now. So hopefully he can continue to do that for us."

The pair will be in action when 18th-placed Palace host sixth-placed Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

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