The former Celtic attacker was given a run by manager Roberto Martinez in the shock loss.
â€śThe result was obviously not what we were looking for,â€ť Maloney told the Wigan Evening Post. â€śWe made a few changes but, to be fair, so did Palace so I certainly wouldnâ€™t be looking to use that as an excuse.
â€śOur first-half performance cost us because, although we started well, they stepped up and we couldnâ€™t respond.
â€śThere was a big improvement in the second half, but it wasnâ€™t enough."