Palace keen to keep Beattie
Crystal Palace are looking to extend Craig Beattie's loan from West Brom after their 2-2 draw at Blackpool.
Last Updated: 25/10/08 6:53pm
Crystal Palace assistant manager Mick Jones has revealed the Eagles are looking to extend Craig Beattie's loan from West Brom.
Beattie and Paul Ifill twice gave the visitors the lead in their 2-2 draw at Blackpool, only for Ben Burgess and Ian Evatt to restore parity on both occasions.
And Jones confirmed after the match that Neil Warnock was planning to hold talks with the Baggies over extending Beattie's stay at Selhurst Park.
He said: "Craig wants to stay with us. He doesn't want to sit on the West Brom bench."
The match was played in atrocious weather on the North West coast, but home boss Simon Grayson and Jones felt their respective teams did as well as could be expected.
Blackpool manager Grayson said: "In the first half we did not play as well as we can. We did not get the ball on the floor and knock it around.
"However that was a pretty difficult thing to do when you could pass it 30 yards and the ball would come 20 yards back to you.
"We missed some clear-cut chances but at least we were creating those chances, earlier in the season that was not the case, we had too many blank score sheets."
Palace assistant Jones said: "It was not a bad game considering the appalling conditions.
"There were a lot of mistakes but the boss is happy with a point. Not many teams will come here and win and this has been a good week for us with two matches away from home.
"I thought we were still in with a chance of snatching a victory even in the last few minutes because those mistakes were being made and that is why we did not string people across the back and play out time for a draw."