Crystal Palace

Look at him now: Glenn Murray and Crystal Palace

Look at him now: Glenn Murray and Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have done well in the Premier League since winning promotion back in 2013, maintaining their position in English football’s top flight while picking up some big results along the way.

And looking back, one player the south London club have to thank for their accession is Glenn Murray.

Now at Brighton, the English centre-forward scored an incredible 30 league goals in the 2012/13 Championship season on Crystal Palace’s way to promotion.

Once getting to the Premier League with the Eagles, though, unfortunately, the 35-year-old was unable to reproduce anything close to that sort of goalscoring form before going on to join Bournemouth for £4.86m (Transfermarkt).

There, Murray also had his struggles. However, since returning to Brighton, he has gone on to become quite the Premier League centre-forward, helping Chris Hughton’s side to avoid the drop.

Based on that, Murray is probably a No.9 Crystal Palace could do with now with Michy Batshuayi only at Selhurst Park until the end of the season and Christian Benteke misfiring.

On top of the goals he has been scoring for Brighton, Murray has brought a strong point of reference to the team, making him an ideal frontman for a manager like Roy Hodgson.

He is strong, holds up the ball well and is an overall hard worker up front, especially for someone his age.

Massive rivals, of course. But at both Crystal Palace and Brighton, Murray will always be held in high regard after delivering so much during his spells there.

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