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Palace boss explains Jedinak omission

Alan Pardew left Crystal Palace and Australian international Mile Jedinak out of the starting line-up at Chelsea so he could gauge his other players. "I just felt the players I assembled would be right for this particular game," Pardew said.

"He's a legend at our place. I know exactly what he can do, but I do need to find out (about) one or two others before the end of the season.

"I need to make some decisions on futures. (Adrian) Mariappa got a game. Joe Ledley got another game in midfield.

"These are players that I need to see and understand if they can cope." Asked if Jedinak's long-term future was in doubt, Pardew said: "Not at all."


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