Palace seal Hudson deal

Loading Market ...

Football Betting

Up To £30 Free Matched Bet

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal with Fulham for defender Mark Hudson.

The 21-year-old is set to move to Selhurst Park for a month.

New Palace boss Iain Dowie had Hudson on loan during his time at Oldham and is a big fan of the stopper.

"He's a footballing centre half, but he brings size," said Dowie (pictured).

"He's got decent pace, he's a good passer of the ball and he is a bright player."

Dowie has been forced to bring in defensive cover after it was confirmed Curtis Fleming had broken his leg.

The former Middlesbrough star will now be sidelined for two months.

"It's a big blow to lose Curtis," said Dowie.

"He will be out for between six and eight weeks with the injury."

Fleming joins an injury list that already includes Darren Powell, Kit Symons, Tony Popovic, Aki Riihilahti and Shaun Derry.