Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak insists he's not looking to leave Selhurst Park

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

The 31-year-old has been largely kept on the fringes of the side this season.

Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak has insisted that he is not planning to leave Selhurst Park despite failing to hold down a regular place in the side this season, the Daily Mirror reports.

The 31-year-old has been an integral part of the squad since his arrival in 2011, however, the summer arrival of Yohan Cabaye and the excellent form of James McArthur has restricted him to just two starts this campaign.

Jedinak - who the Mirror reports nearly joined Stoke in the summer - has denied that he is unhappy with the Eagles, and instead explained that he was enjoying watching the club's progression. 

"There's no speculation about me going anywhere," he said.

"The club has done fantastic things but I probably haven't played as much as I'd have liked but being around it is still very fulfilling."

The fortunes of Alan Pardew's men has been one of the many compelling narratives that has made this Premier League season so interesting. The club currently sit fifth in the division, one place above Manchester United and several places above both Liverpool and champions Chelsea.

But as the season continues, Pardew may well find that his squad's depth comes under the microscope as players begin to become tired, and soon, he may be relying on some of the fringe players - like Jedinak - to keep the momentum going, and perhaps keep Palace in the hunt for a European spot. 

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