Crystal Palace player-coach Kevin Phillips admits he never wanted to leave West Bromwich Albion.

Phillips' Crystal Palace face the Baggies today.

"I'm looking forward to it," Phillips told the Birmingham Mail.

"I never wanted to leave - as has been well documented - and my two years at West Brom were among the highlights of my career.

"I guess this will be my final time back as a player. I still live in the area, I still have a lot of time for the club and the fans and it'll be nice to say a 'goodbye' to everyone."

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