League One chase on for Crystal Palace's Luke Croll

Crystal Palace's Luke Croll

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are eyeing a move for the Crystal Palace defender, who has been on loan at Exeter City this season, on a free transfer.

General view of Selhurst ParkGeneral view of Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace defender Luke Croll looks set to leave the club this summer and a number of League One clubs are monitoring his situation, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Croll's contract at Palace expires next month and he is set to leave Selhurst Park in search of regular first-team football.

Crystal Palace's Luke CrollCrystal Palace's Luke Croll

The 22-year-old is currently on loan at League Two Exeter and he has helped the club reach the play-off final as they look to win promotion to League One.

Croll, who initially joined Exeter on loan until January before having it extended until the end of the season, has made 21 appearances for the Grecians this season.

Exeter City manager Paul TisdaleExeter City manager Paul Tisdale

The centre-back, who can also fill in at left-back, has come through the ranks at Palace from the age of nine, but has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Eagles.

Croll also had a spell out on loan at Plymouth Argyle last season, making three appearances before being recalled by Palace.

News of Croll's availability on a free transfer has alerted a number of League One clubs who are looking to bolster their defensive options for next season.

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