BY ANDREW MCSTEEN
Former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray has expressed how happy he is to see Scott Dann back on the pitch.
The frontman, who appeared over 100 times for the Eagles from 2011-2015, netted in a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park last weekend.
Dann had been out long-term following knee surgery at the end of 2017 but has recently returned to the Palace starting line-up – stepping in after Mamadou Sakho’s injury.
“Dannsy was a big member of the dressing room when I was here – he’s a fantastic footballer,”said Murray to the South London Press. “It’s difficult when you’ve been out for a long time–I found that myself. I came back and only scored one goal in three or four months, but he looks fine and I wish him all the best.”
After Murray opened the scoring in the 19th minute he purposely did not celebrate, despite the best efforts of his team-mates, and was applauded off the pitch at the end of the match by the home fans.
“It’s purely because I enjoyed my time up here and I’ve got no ill feeling towards the club,” he said. “I had some fantastic years [here] and played with some brilliant players.
“It was a successful period for the club and that’s obviously why I never celebrated on the other hand as well when I scored goals for Palace against Brighton.”