Warnock looking to offload five Crystal Palace outcasts - including former Leeds loanee

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

After returning to Crystal Palace, manager Neil Warnock is looking to reshape his squad by letting five players leave Selhurst Park.

After the shock departure of manager Tony Pulis just two days before the start of the Premier League season, Crystal Palace were in turmoil. The likes of Malky Mackay, Tim Sherwood and Ally McCoist had been linked with the job, but they turned to a familiar face in Neil Warnock as the 65-year-old returned for a second spell at Selhurst Park.

Warnock, who beat off competition from former West Brom manager Steve Clarke to take the job at Palace, managed the Eagles for nearly three years between 2007 and 2010 before leaving for Queens Park Rangers, who he took to the Premier League in 2011.

It didn't take long for Warnock to start bringing players to Palace with him, as left back Ezekiel Fryers, midfielder James McArthur, winger Wilfried Zaha and striker Andrew Johnson have all arrived, but the added bodies mean that Warnock must now turn his attention to moving players out of the club.

The Football League loan window opens today, meaning Premier League clubs will be hoping to take advantage by trimming their squads and sending fringe players to the second tier - and Palace are no different.

Speculation suggests that Warnock has told five players that they can leave on loan; defenders Peter Ramage and Paddy McCarthy, midfielders Owen Garvan and Jonathan Williams, and winger Jimmy Kebe.

Ramage, 30, spent most of last season on loan at Barnsley whilst club captain McCarthy has played just two games for Palace since the end of the 2012 season after being riddled with injuries.

Garvan spent the second half of last term with local rivals Millwall - managed by former Eagles boss Iain Holloway - whilst Williams also spent time away from the club, making 12 appearances for Ipswich Town in a loan deal.

Finally, winger Kebe arrived at Leeds in January but failed to make an impact, with most Leeds fans ironically cheering his substitutions and blasting his ineffectual displays.

All five should find Championship football easy to come by as the loan window opens, with some probably on the radars of their former clubs - but don't expect Leeds to be interested in Kebe.

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