It's that time of year to once again sit back and watch all manner of "big" clubs linked with our bright young stars... Yes, it's the January transfer window. As always FYP will endeavour to keep you abreast of the comings and goings at the mighty Palace throughout the month - and there's already been quite a bit going on....
Paul McShane has joined the club on loan from Hull until February 18th. The defender, who can play either in the centre or at right-back, has been out of favour with the Yorkshire club and has moved to Palace for a month. McShane made his debut for Palace coming on at right-back for fellow loanee Mustapha Dumbaya in the Eagles' 1-1 draw with Leeds at the weekend.
Siphiwe Tshabalala, the man who scored the opening goal of last year's world cup, has been 'sort of' on trial with the Eagles. "Shabba" has spent 10 days training with Palace to see if a move to Selhurst would be beneficial to both parties. Should the club and the South African international come to an agreement we'd finally have a primary left-winger in the squad. Freedman told the Croydon Advertiser: "We're going to have a little look at him and he's going to have a look at us. We're just looking to see if it works out. He's a top international player so it's not a trial as such, it's really for him to see if he likes us and if we like him.
"If so we'll see what we can do."
Freedman has now stated that this is one we'll take another look at in the summer.
Freedman also admitted there was another South African on his radar, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune. The move could potentially see Palace hit the record books with the most difficult to read team-sheet in the league. Though the Doog himself admitted this deal is an unlikely one, at least for the time being.
"The goalkeeper is on the radar but he won't be coming over. We have got Julian Speroni and Lewis Price so there's no room for a goalkeeper just yet, but we are monitoring his situation," he said.
Young centre-back John Egan has made his way down from Sunderland to join the red and blue ranks on a month long loan and will slot straight into the squad travelling up to Derby for the FA Cup. Egan has represented his native Ireland at U16, U17 and U19 level and has recently broken out of the Black Cats' youth team (where he was captain) and made his way into the Premier League Side's development squad. The 19-year-old is available to play in both cups.
Palace have also secured the services of a full-back. Doncaster's Mustapha Dumbaya has joined Palace on a one month loan deal and will be available for the Eagles' trip to the Midlands in the FA Cup - though will be unavailable for the Carling Cup tie on Tuesday. Dumbaya will be with the club until Saturday February 4 after appearing eight times so far this season for his parent club.
Chris Martin, striker on loan from Norwich, has already been with Palace for a while now scoring two goals for the club in the process. Martin has extended his stay with the Eagles by a further month until February 4th. Forget what he's all about? Check out this article from a Norwich fan on what they think of the fiery forward.
Wesley Foderingham has now permanently left the club following a loan spell at Swindon Town. The young 'keeper impressed so much whilst out on loan that Town decided to make the deal permanent, signing the player on a two-and-a-half year deal. Foderingham said via Twitter: "Massive thank you to @Official_CPFC and every1 at the club! i wish the club all the best and will follow the cpfc throughout my career #cpfc"
Andy Dorman was earlier this season sent out on loan to League Two side Bristol Rovers and will now be extending his stay by a further month. The midfielder who most fans considered lacklustre in his performances whilst with the Eagles has been given permission to play in the Pirates' Fa Cup ties in addition to their league fixtures. It was George "Special Brew" Burley who brought the midfielder to the club and as the Scot made way for his immeasurably more popular fellow countryman Dorman made way for players who actually knew what a football was.
Dekel Keinan has returned to his parent club Cardiff after a short loan spell with the Eagles. The Israeli centre-back made few appearances for the Eagles most recently in our 2-1 defeat to Leicester. His partner at the back in that game.
Peter Ramage has now left the club after his half-season loan from QPR.
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