Alan Pardew: This Crystal Palace player is my ‘magic man’

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew speaks highly of Yannick Bolasie.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has described Yannick Bolasie on ITV  as his “magic man”.

Bolasie is one of the best players in the current Palace squad and has been in superb form in recent weeks.

In 33 Premier League appearances this season, the former Bristol City star has scored four goals and created 45 chances.

The former Plymouth Argyle winger has a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 41%, and he has won 38 headers, 89 dribbles and 41 tackles.

Pardew has spoken highly of Bolasie and told ITV: “He's a fantastic boy and a fantastic talent. I love him to bits. I call him my magic man and hopefully he'll give us a bit of magic against Swansea on Sunday.”

Palace will be looking to end the season on a winning note this afternoon, when they take on Swansea City at home in the Premier League.

The Eagles will head into the encounter at Selhurst Park on the back of a 3-1 victory over Merseyside outfit Liverpool away from home at Anfield.

Pardew’s side are currently 12th in the league table with 45 points from 37 matches and could still finish in the top 10.

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