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Palace journalist drops verdict on Townsend exit

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journalist Matt Woosnam insists that Crystal Palace will not regret the departure of Andros Townsend after he joined Everton on a free transfer.

The club have allowed a number of players to depart the club after their contracts expired.

Townsend is one such player and he has found a new club in the Premier League, moving to the Toffees at Goodison Park.

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The former Tottenham Hotspur made a total of 185 appearances during his time at Palace, scoring 16 goals and also registering 28 assists.

Last season, he remained a key man for manager Roy Hodgson, who has since retired, to be replaced by -Arsenal Invincible Patrick Vieira.

Townsend played 34 times in the last season, scoring once, but Woosnam insists he will not be missed at Selhurst Park.

He said: “Andros Townsend has signed for Everton. Again, I think one that Palace were okay with keeping but they weren’t in any kind of massive rush and there was no desperation to sign him again.

“If you look at his numbers, they’re not great, in front of goal. He was very much shackled under Roy Hodgson, I think, but he was very good around the camp, around the training ground, he encouraged the young players, he spoke about helping out Aaron Wan-Bissaka.”

Townsend will turn 31 in July and Palace are perhaps attempting to move towards a younger model of recruitment.

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