Mile Jedinak delighted for tremendous talent Hiram Boateng

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

The youngster has been a substitute for Crystal Palace in their last two games.

Mile Jedinak says he is delighted that Crystal Palace youngster Hiram Boateng has been handed his chance in the first team, in comments to the club’s official website.

The young midfielder had spent the earlier part of the campaign on loan at League Two side Plymouth Argyle, before an ankle ligament forced him to cut that spell short.

He has since returned to his parent club and with them suffering something of an injury crisis themselves, has been used as a substitute by manager Alan Pardew in their last two games.

And Eagles captain Jedinak says he is delighted that the youngster has been handed his chance with the first team.

“It was also great to see Hiram Boateng get a Premier League game,” he told

“He is a kid with tremendous talent and I’ve seen him come up through the ranks. He came through a little bit of fortune with a few injuries but he’s been put there because he deserved it and I’m over the moon for him.”

“Hopefully now he’s got that taste and can keep pushing everyone else around him to do the same thing and get even further.”

The 20-year-old midfielder will now be hoping he can pick up further appearances between now and the end of the season.

His team could certainly do with a breath of fresh air being introduced to the side, with injuries having seen them struggle to pick up points in recent weeks.

A young player with energy could be the type of thing they need then, especially if they still aim to secure a place in Europe next season.

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