PALACE SIGN UP NINE
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Palace held onto their First Division status by the skin of their teeth last season but the arrival of Steve Bruce has given the club a clean slate as they try to live up to chairman Simon Jordan's expectations.
Simon Rodger, Stephen Thomson, Andrew Frampton, Sean Hankin, Jonathon Boardman, Richard Howell, Robert Kember plus academy stars Scott Gooding and Ryan Williams have all put pen-to-paper on a new deal.
Five more players including Dean Austin and Stephen Kabba are expected to sign up on extended deals on their return from holidays.