Crystal Palace newbie thankful for Premier League chance

Incoming Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is raring to go after being given a second chance at the Premier League, as reported by Palace’s official site.

Palace snapped up the Welsh international from League One Wolves yesterday for £3million and the 27 year old can play today against Arsenal if selected.

Hennessey was with Wolves for ten years and was their number one in the Premier League not so long ago, but after successive relegations the stopper is keen to make the most of his second chance at the top flight.

Boss Tony Pulis has signed Hennessey to be Palace’s number one rather than Julian Speroni and the new boy is keen to impress starting with their game against the Gunners today.

“We’ve got Arsenal on the weekend which is going to be a tough game but hopefully we can get something out of it,” Hennessey told

“I know Danny Gabbidon well and he’s been telling me what the place is all about. He said it’s a fantastic club and that I should get down here so I’m over the moon it’s happened.

“Going out to Yeovil was good for me as I managed to get match experience again but then that came to an end and I went back to Wolves and was sadly on the bench. Hopefully the tables will turn for me now.”


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