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Murray back at Palace

31 December 2014

Striker returns to Eagles

Striker Glenn Murray has returned to training with Crystal Palace after a three-month loan spell at Madejski Stadium.

The 31-year-old frontman started 18 League games for the Royals and scored 8 goals.

With Palace in the process of changing manager, it appears likely that their new boss will want to take a look at Murray in the first instance.

With regards to Glenn’s permanent future, Director of Football Nick Hammond said in early December that we have to be very mindful of Financial Fair Play when considering all of our options in the January window.

Nick said at that time, "In terms of January as a whole we have very limited scope, based on the wage bill that has been carried forward over the last couple of years. In fairness, that’s not down to the new owners of the club at all. They have inherited that. They knew that when they bought the club, those were decisions that weren’t made by them. They were very supportive at the back end of the summer when they were physically here and saw the injuries that the team were carrying, recognised that and gave support in terms of players like Norwood, Cox, Mackie, Ferdinand and of course Murray’s loan.

"In terms of Glenn, I did the deal very late in the day with Crystal Palace on transfer deadline day. There is an option in place, which was agreed at the time. There are details around that which it’s not right to go into, safe to say that this is going to be a three-way thing. It’s got to be right for Crystal Palace and Reading and most importantly of all it’s got to fit for Glenn Murray. I’ll continue to move those discussions forward and we’ll make a decision between the three parties at the appropriate time."

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