Kolkka flies Palace nest
By Mark Kendall. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Joonas Kolkka has left Crystal Palace and signed a one-year deal with Dutch outfit ADO Den Haag.
The 30-year-old leaves The Eagles after just over a year at Selhurst Park and will now begin his second stint in De Eredivisie.
Kolkka joined Palace from Borussia Monchengladbach on a three-year contract last summer and was a regular during the first half of their ill-fated Premiership campaign.
However, he fell out of favour after picking up an injury during the winter and has been used sparingly by Palace boss Iain Dowie ever since.
He has made just two substitute appearances this term and has now decided to move on in order to rejuvenate his career.
The Finnish winger, who has 65 international caps to his name, was a big success during his time with Willem II and PSV Eindhoven and will now be hoping to make a similarly positive impression on his return to Holland with ADO.