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​Pardew ponders whether Williams future lies away from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew is considering whether Jonny Williams may need to move away from Selhurst Park for regular first team football.

The 22-year-old, who has 17 caps for Wales and played four matches at Euro 2016, has made just one league appearance for the Eagles since Pardew took over at the start of 2015.

"Jonny and I just can't seem to come together. In pre-season he's fit and then gets injured again. It was a terrible tackle at Farnborough," Pardew told the Croydon Advertiser.

"We were at deadline day last month and I'm looking at my numbers and thinking I can't see Jonny getting a game.

"Really and truly, with the amount of time he's got, I can't keep him here and have him as a substitute.

"I know our fans love him, and again, he may have influenced the game at certain points as a sub more than others or he might have got himself up to speed. He might have.

"The more chance I've got is to send him to Ipswich with the same clause as Sullay Kaikai [on loan at Brentford], to have a look. They are two players who, potentially, could boost our season.

"We have almost had a discussion in that does Jonny need a new environment? Does he need a new start? It just seems to not be working here."

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