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Crystal Palace boss now expecting more from Jedinak

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman is looking for more of an impact from Mile Jedinak now he has settled at the club.

The Australian international midfielder produced his first goal for the Eagles with a neat finish to beat Peterborough United 1-0 on Saturday and Freedman is expecting more of the same from the 27-year old who arrived at Selhurst Park from Genclerbirligi last June.

"I think he has a little more to go," he said.

"Four or five months ago, I was telling everyone that Mile still had to reach his potential and they were raising their eyebrows, which is fine, they are entitled to their opinion.

"But my track record shows I understand the players and where they can get to.

"Mile is starting to become familiar with his surrounding and the environment he works in every day.

"His performances are starting to merit his man-of-the-match awards and the pats on the backs he gets from his team-mates.

"He gets in there and is not afraid, and if you are going to score you must not be afraid to miss a few times.

"He is improving his performance every week and it resulted in him getting his goal.

"He is a fantastic professional and is in every morning trying to get better - he has dedicated his life to football and I think there is still a little bit more to come from Mile."

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Andrew Slevison
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