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McArthur not bothered being Palace record signing

Crystal Palace signing James McArthur is happy for former club Hamilton Academicals over his record move from Wigan Athletic.

McArthur has become Palace's record buy after the Eagles paid a reported £7million.

But he said: "I'm not really bothered about that to be honest. I'll just go about doing my job and trying to impress the manager."

Hamilton were also celebrating after bagging £600,000 from their sell-on fee, continuing their excellent start to the season which sees Alex Neil's side sit second in the Scottish Premiership.

"For a club like Hamilton to get the money, it's great for their youth system," McArthur said. "I would always recommend players to go to a club like that where the manager gives youth players a chance.

"Young players playing Under-21s don't get as much experience as playing in first-team games. It's great for Hamilton and the young players there.

"They've had a great start but they have a great manager, good young players and a bit of experience. They've got the whole package and I hope they keep it up."

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