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Palace let defensive trio go

Crystal Palace have confirmed that Danny Gabbidon, Dean Moxey and Jonathan Parr will be released this summer.

The defensive trio played their part last season as Palace pulled away from the Premier League drop-zone, eventually finishing in 11th place.

But they are not part of manager Tony Pulis' future plans and will be allowed to find first-team football elsewhere.

Parr and Moxey, two of Palace's long-serving performers, helped the club escape relegation from the Championship during their eventful stay and were part of the squad that secured promotion last season.

Gabbidon played a prominent role in last season's play-off final win over Watford and featured in a number of Premier League games, but fell down the pecking order after Scott Dann's January arrival.

Striker Aaron Wilbraham, another member of the play-off side at Wembley, has also been released by the club, while veteran goalkeeper Neil Alexander is to leave south London.

But the club are still holding talks with out-of-contract trio Julian Speroni, Marouane Chamakh and Kagisho Dikgacoi about fresh deals.