Delaney 'delighted' with new Crystal Palace deal

The Republic of Ireland international will remain at the club for another two years and said that he was pleased with the news
Damien Delaney has expressed his delight after securing a new contract with English Premier League team Crystal Palace.

The 32-year-old, who joined the club on free transfer in the summer of 2012, agreed a new deal that will see him remain at Selhurst Park until June 2015 and said that he was "genuinely delighted."

"It's really pleasing for me and something I've wanted to do. I was entering the last year of my contract here, so I've been talking to the club for quite a while," Delaney told the club's official website.

"Obviously we've both had other things to worry about, but we managed to come to an agreement last week and I'm genuinely delighted."

He continued: "Since the day I first came through the door a little over 12 months ago, Dougie Freedman and Ian Holloway have been great to me and the fans have too.

"We had a lot of success last year and have had a difficult time this year, but I'm up for the challenge and it's something I want to be part of."

Meanwhile, Shane Duffy is set to extend his loan deal with Championship Yeovil Town with manager Gary Johnson suggesting that he could keep the defender until the end of the season.

The Republic of Ireland U21 captain joined the Glovers on an initial one-month loan deal at the end of September and Johnson said that all parties are "happy" with how things have developed.

"We think we have got Shane Duffy's loan on the go again. His loan is up today and we have made contact with Everton," he told reporters. "They're happy, we're happy and he's happy to stay.

"We're checking the terms and hoping that we can keep him up to Boxing Day so, without jumping the gun, there’s a possibility of doing it until the end of the season if all parties are happy in January."