Alan Pardew speaks highly of Jason Lokilo

Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew seems to rate youngster Jason Lokilo highly.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has been singing the praises of Jason Lokilo on the club’s official Twitter page.

Palace signed the 17-year-old winger from Belgian giants Anderlecht last month.

The winger was training with the Eagles’ Under-18 and Under-21 squads over the summer, and he did enough to convince the Premier League club to hand him a contract.

Lokilo is not going to break into the Palace first team anytime soon, and Pardew has earmarked the teenager as one for the future.

Strong start

Palace have made a strong start to the 2015-16 campaign and seem to be in the running for a top-six finish in the Premier League.

The Eagles are seventh in the league table at the moment with 12 points from seven matches, just a point behind fourth-place Arsenal.

Pardew’s side will face West Bromwich Albion at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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