3:31pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
CWMBRAN’S Danny Gabbidon is searching for a new club after being released by Crystal Palace.
The 34-year old played 26 games last term, but that hasn’t been sufficient to see him offered an extension.
That comes as something of a shock, particularly as Gabbidon has been singled out for praise by Palace manager, Newport’s Tony Pulis, on more than one occasion.
The Eagles have released a dozen players in total after they surprisingly beat the drop, Pulis performing so well he was named the LMA manager of the season in the Premier League.
Long-serving defenders Dean Moxey and Jonathan Parr will also both depart SE25, having racked up over 100 appearances each for the Eagles during three seasons at Selhurst Park. Both full-backs played key roles in helping the club reach the Premier League last season and went on to make 35 appearances between them in the top flight this campaign.
Two other members of the side who featured in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley last May will also leave south London upon the conclusion of their current contracts this summer. Welsh international defender Gabbidon will move on to pastures new after playing 38 times for Palace since September 2012, and striker Aaron Wilbraham's two-year association with the Eagles has also come to an end, having made a total of 33 appearances and scoring twice during that spell.
Former Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Alexander has also been released alongside development strikers Osman Sow and Ibra Sekajja, as well as fellow youngsters Quade Taylor, Derek Tieku, Ross Fitzsimons, Tom King and Alistair Gordon.
The club have confirmed, however, that Pulis is in talks with three out-of-contracts players in first-choice goalkeeper Julian Speroni, striker Marouane Chamakh and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi.
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