Palace snap up City youngster

Crystal Palace have signed Alex Nimely from Manchester City on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old striker is Ian Holloway's first signing as Eagles boss and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's trip to Burnley.

Nimely has appeared in one Barclays Premier League game for City, against Burnley in 2010, and has had spells on loan with Middlesbrough and Coventry.

He told the Palace website: "I think the manager has been watching me for a long time, so when he gave me the call to come here I was very happy to.

"The lads are all good and they've welcomed me well. I trained last week before the game against Stoke and I watched that game and was shocked by the way they play football by keeping the ball on the floor."

Advertisement

Top Championship articles