Puncheon: Young Crystal Palace duo can be the future of the club

The 28-year-old has been discussing his team-mates, as well as his own future.

Jason Puncheon believes Dwight Gayle and Wilfried Zaha can be the future of Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Mirror.

Puncheon, 28, has been in fine form since Alan Pardew took over at Selhurst Park. But the winger is also aware of the young talent his side have at their disposal.

Zaha, 22, is on loan from Manchester United and has had a tough time at Crystal Palace but, like Puncheon, has been given the freedom to go forward by Pardew.

Gayle, meanwhile, has also found himself playing more under his new manager, rewarding the new Palace boss's faith with goals.

And Puncheon feels the duo can be the future of Crystal Palace, such is their talent.

“There is a long-term plan here. There are players here like Dwight and Wilfried who can be the future of the club. I see the club as being one that can continue to grow and I want to be a part of that. We are not just about fighting relegation by any means," Puncheon told the Mirror.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old also discussed his own future, with Puncheon currently on a long-term contract at Crystal Palace.

And the Eagles winger says he would like to finish his career at Selhurst Park, as he is delighted with his current situation and envisions even better times ahead.

"Yes. I would like to finish my career at the club.” he said, “I have been here a long time. I’ve got this year and three more years and I feel that there are great times ahead."

Crystal Palace host Everton in the Premier League this Saturday afternoon, with the Eagles having won four games out of four since Pardew took over.

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