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Phillips admits Palace boss Holloway convincing him to play on

Crystal Palace signing Kevin Phillips admits manager Ian Holloway is a big influence on him playing on.

Having signed him while Blackpool manager, he re-signed him on loan until the end of last season when he moved to south London.

Phillips went on to play a vital part in Palace's success and scored the goal that secured promotion via the play-offs at Wembley.

"The last two seasons I have said that's it, but I have had an incredible couple of years," he said.

"Working alongside Ian, he has faith in me and I said after the final there are not many managers that would give a player touching 40 as many minutes as he gives me.

"You can only do that if you produce the goods for him. I still feel I can do a job and he wouldn't have signed me otherwise.

"I am delighted my future has been sorted out for the next season and I am really looking forward to get going."

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