Kwesi Appiah Tweets excitement at his 'new chapter' and reveals odd new squad number

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

The Ghanaian international is to play for Reading until the end of the season.

Kwesi Appiah looked to be a player heading out of the exit door at Crystal Palace.

The forward, who scored eight goals in a loan spell at Cambridge United earlier in the season, was signed by Dougie Freedman in 2012 after impressing at non-league Margate.

However, he has not played for The Eagles since a League Cup appearance v Bristol City in August 2013 and his career at Selhurst Park appeared to be coming to an end.

But his impressive stint at Cambridge earlier this term caught the eye of the Ghanaian national team and he was included in the Black Stars squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in the winter.

He was in top form in Equatorial Guinea and has also been excellent for Palace’s under-21s side since his return. With that in mind his contract, which was was due to expire this summer, was extended.

Palace have given him a new contract. He signed a two-year extension with the club and the 24-year-old now looks set to get a chance at Selhurst Park.

Although, not just yet, because he left the club on an emergency loan deal until the end of the season last month.

Appiah has swapped Palace for Reading, joining the Berkshire club until the climax of the campaign.

Today he Tweeted on the subject, as he gets into action with the club after the international break came to an end.

He was clearly happy with the move and also revealed his rather odd squad number at Reading.

He will be hoping to catch the eye of Alan Pardew during his stint with The Royals.

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