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Pardew still backing Adebayor

28 Feb

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew insists that striker Emmanuel Adebayor will still prove his worth to the team in the final few games.

Crystal Palace: Pardew still backing AdebayorCrystal Palace: Pardew still backing Adebayor

The former Manchester City star was a controversial signing in the January transfer window after failing to secure a new club after being released last summer.

Adebayor scored his first goal for the club against Watford earlier this month but he was substituted during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to West Brom.

His only contribution was to pick up a yellow card but Pardew believes he will come good in the next few months.

He said: “The front two just weren’t being effective. I could have taken either of them off. But in the back of my mind, Adebayor I still think is going to be important to us.

“With a game on Tuesday night, I knew he wasn’t going to be able to do 90 minutes here and be involved on Tuesday.

“He’s missed a lot of football and the pace and the electricity and the aggression here caught him out a little bit. But he’ll learn from it.”

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