Andrew Johnson released from Crystal Palace

Ex-England striker Andrew Johnson has left Crystal Palace after his short-term contract expired.

Andrew Johnson has been released by Crystal Palace after his short-term contract expired, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Johnson, 33, returned to his former club on a free transfer in September but made just one appearance during his second spell with the Eagles, appearing as a substitute in the Capital One Cup defeat to Newcastle United later that month.

The former England striker netted an impressive 84 goals in 160 games during his previous stint at Selhurst Park between 2002 and 2006, establishing himself as a firm fan favourite with the Palace faithful, before going on to spells with Everton, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Speaking to the club's official website, Johnson said: "It was great to be back at Palace, if only for a short time, and I wish everyone at the club and those great supporters every success for the rest of the season."

Now a free agent again, it now remains to be seen what the future holds for the eight-times capped international, who also spent the past few months helping out with coaching Palace's academy crop.

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