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Phillips confirms Palace loan

Kevin Phillips has been reunited with Ian Holloway after joining Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season.

The veteran Blackpool striker has spearheaded successful promotion campaigns for West Brom, Birmingham and Blackpool during his 19-year career.

The 39-year-old has scored just twice in 19 appearances for the Seasiders this season, but he feels he can still play a key role in Palace's promotion push under Holloway.

Phillips said: "Blackpool were approached three or four weeks ago about a club taking me on loan and the club let me know I was available to go.

"I spoke to my agent and then I had a conversation with Ian Holloway and then in the last 24 hours it's picked up again and he's someone I know well.

"We obviously got on really well at Blackpool. He brought me in at a time when not too many people were looking for someone for my age.

"I repaid him with 17 goals and helping them to the play-offs so it was a gamble that paid off. I think I can still do a job, he knows that and that's one of the reasons he's brought me to the football club."