Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits Eagles may have made a mistake letting Glenn Murray leave

Selhurst Park - Crystal Palace - 23/02/2014

The 32-year-old joined Premier League rivals Bournemouth earlier in the season.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has conceded that the Eagles may have made a mistake letting Glenn Murray leave for Bournemouth earlier in the season, given the problems that their own strikers have endured this year, the London Evening Standard reports.

Alan Pardew's men are 16th in the Premier League and are without a win in their last 14 games in the top flight. Much of their struggles have been down to their forwards failing to find any kind of form throughout the campaign, with their out-and-out strikers contributing just seven goals between them.

And Parish has admitted that the club's recent form has forced him to question the decision to let the 32-year-old leave for the Cherries.

"We can see the issues that we face and what we have got to do to improve. We have suffered a little bit from injuries and left ourselves short of goals on certain occasions," he told the London Evening Standard.

"We have had Dwight [Gayle] and Connor [Wickham] injured. Maybe I have got to look at the Glenn [Murray] situation. Would Glenn have been someone we should have tried to keep at the club?"

While Murray has not been prolific for Eddie Howe's men - scoring just three times in the league - his presence in the Palace squad would have been useful when the injury problems have been at their worst at Selhurst Park.

With a cluster of talented wingers that create several chances for the man in the middle, Murray's desire to get on the end of opportunities rather than work hard amongst the play could have helped the club guarantee their survival already, rather than have to go into the final seven games of the campaign looking over their shoulder slightly.

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