Alan Pardew confirms Keshi Anderson will not make Crystal Palace debut any time soon

Alan Pardew

Keshi Anderson is still waiting to make his Crystal Palace debut after joining the club earlier this year.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has said that Keshi Anderson will not be called up to the first-team in the foreseeable future, at a press conference covered by the club's Twitter account.

The youngster has impressed for the Eagles' development side this season, but Pardew is not prepared to give him a chance in the senior squad yet.

The 54-year-old boss believes that he has enough depth in his squad already, and does not envisage a scenario where Anderson could break into the team.

Anderson only joined Palace at the start of the year, and he has made rapid progress - showing his goalscoring instincts at under-21 level.

The 19-year-old joined Palace from Barton Rovers, after he netted a hat-trick in a match against their academy side when on trial with Brentford. 

There still remains high hopes for his future at Selhurst Park, even if it seems that it could be some time before he makes his bow.

The Eagles have the likes of Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham, Patrick Bamford, Dwight Gayle and Frazier Campbell who can all play up top, and Pardew clearly feels that this more experienced quintet offer better options than Anderson for the time being. 

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