Reading defender Mariappa delighted with Palace switch

Former Reading defender Adrian Mariappa is delighted with his move to Crystal Palace.

Former Reading defender Adrian Mariappa is delighted with his move to Crystal Palace.

Mariappa has signed a three-year contract to end his season-long stay at Reading having impressed during his 32 appearances at the club and provides manager Ian Holloway with some much-needed quality in defence.

"Playing there last season was a great challenge as it is is the biggest league in the world and you're playing against the best players, so when this opportunity came to me I jumped at it," Mariappa said.

"Selhurst Park is always a great place to play, the atmosphere has always been amazing and I've had some great games against this club.

"I want to prove I can play at this level and I'm sure that will be the same for everyone in the squad as we aim to stay in the Premier League."

 
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