Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen has asked veteran striker Kevin Phillips to become his assistant for Saturday's clash with Arsenal, reports the Daily Express. Millen said: "I have asked Kevin to help me out on Saturday. He is a player I respect very much."

Millen, who has said he does not want the job himself, added: "Ian (Holloway) came in today and spoke to the players. There is an air of sadness around but it is my job to lift the players."

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