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Jedinak extends Palace stay

Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak has agreed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League side.

The Australia international moved to Selhurst Park in July 2011 and has made almost 100 appearances for the club.

Jedinak skippered the side during last season's promoting-clinching campaign and is delighted to have committed his future to the Eagles.

The 29-year-old said: "I'm ecstatic to put pen to paper on a new contract. I've been a part of this football club for two-and-a-half years and I've enjoyed every moment of that.

"The first season was great and the second obviously ended in us getting promoted and now we're in the Premier League where we want to be, so I'm really happy here and pleased that I've done this.

"I've built some strong relationships with players here and I've tried to make myself available to every player that comes through the gates and make them feel welcome and part of what we do.

"Everyone knows what we're about here and I have no doubts that we'll continue to push forward."