Crystal Palace plot move to bring back former star

Andrew Johnson (QPR)Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway is planning a January move for QPR forward Andy Johnson, according to reports from The Express.

The eight-time England international is a former Selhurst Park hero, but has struggled to match the form he displayed with the Eagles since moving on in 2006.

The Londoners were keen to bring him back this summer, but failed to push through a deal in time.

However, according to Palace co-chairman Steve Paris, Johnson is still in the club’s plans.

“He won’t be far from our thoughts in January. It’s something we’ll always consider,” Paris said.

“We’ll keep in touch with him.”

Despite having signed Marouane Chamakh, Holloway is still keen to bolster his attacking options as he looks to keep Palace clear of relegation.

Johnson’s performances have dipped over the course of the past few seasons, but the club are confident bringing him back will help him to rediscover his best form.

With QPR now in the Championship they are believed to be keen to shift the 32-year-old’s salary from their expenditure, but are only willing to sell for the right price.

Johnson enjoyed four successful years in south London, helping the club secure promotion to the Premier League in 2004.

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