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Crystal Palace boss Pardew elated Jedinak opted to remain

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew admits he was delighted when midfielder Mile Jedinak decided to stay with the club.


The Australian international was a strong target for Stoke City late in the summer transfer window following the arrival of Yohan Cabaye at Selhurst Park.

Jedinak has gone from influential captain to bit-part player for the Eagles but Pardew is thrilled he remains part of his improving squad.

"Mile is a massive character and player for this football club," Pardew added.

"He's a first-team player who's not playing so I think it's only fair to him that we're honest when bids come in to give him the option.

"There was a bid accepted by the board here out of respect really, whether it was right for Mile and that decision to stay was made by Mile and we're happy with that."

Andrew Slevison
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