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Allardyce dreads player exodus if Palace get relegated (Reuters)

March 17, 2017

Britain Soccer Football - West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace - Premier League - The Hawthorns - 4/3/17 Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce  Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic

(Reuters) – Crystal Palace risk suffering a mass exodus of players at the end of the season if they lose their Premier League status, manager Sam Allardyce said on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s vital match against Watford at Selhurst Park. Palace, who currently hover only a point and a place above the bottom three, have had players including French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and winger Wilfried Zaha linked with moves away from the club by the British media. “Securing our position in the Premier League will mean the majority of players will still be here.

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