Crystal Palace defender Paddy McCarthy is hoping that two of the clubs young guns remain at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha and Nathaniel Clyne have both been linked with a move away from South London as a host of Premier League clubs get set to swoop but McCarthy wants them to stay as he feels they are so important to the Eagles' promotion hopes.

"They are fantastic individuals," he said.

"I think they are enjoying their football, being part of the team and we love having them here.

"When you have players like that then you're always going to get the big clubs having a look at them.

"It's up to the chairman. I'm hoping, and so are the players, they'll still be here come the end of January."

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