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Crystal Palace quartet sign new contracts

Jeffrey Schlupp, James McArthur, Martin Kelly and Stephen Henderson have all signed contract extensions at Crystal Palace.

The length of the deals have not been announced.

Schlupp, who has made 97 appearances for Palace since joining the club in January 2017, said: “Last season was a difficult one at times due to injuries. However, I’m delighted to have finished it off with a goal against Spurs, feeling 100 per cent and extending my time with the club.

“I’m already looking forward to hitting the ground running in a few weeks’ time when the season restarts.”

McArthur is entering his seventh season with the South Londoners.

Crystal Palace’s Gary Cahill (left) and Crystal Palace’s James McArthur (right) after the final whistle during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford.

The Scot said: “When I arrived here in 2014, I didn’t consider the fact that, six years later, I would be making my 200th appearance for the club as I did against Bournemouth last season.

“I’m proud of what the club has achieved during my time and I’m delighted to be carrying on here.”

Kelly, who has clocked up 145 appearances for the Eagles since his move from Liverpool, said: “Having lived here for six years, my family are settled in South London and I’m extremely happy at Palace; it’s a close-knit club.

Sheffield United’s Callum Robinson (right) and Crystal Palace’s Martin Kelly

“I’m proud to have played my part in us establishing eight consecutive seasons in the Premier League, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this squad can achieve this coming season.”

Experienced goalkeeper Henderson has also extended his stay in South London. The shotstopper, who signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2019, added: “I’ve really enjoyed working with Dean [Kiely], plus Wayne [Hennessey] and Vicente [Guaita], too; it’s a great group to be part of. I’m delighted to continue my time with Palace, and I’m ready to contribute should I be called upon.”

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