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Morrison looks set to quit Palace

Clinton Morrison
Morrison was in the Republic of Ireland's 2002 World Cup squad

Clinton Morrison may have called time on his days at Palace after failing to return for pre-season training.

The Republic of Ireland striker, who returned from Birmingham City for a second spell three years ago, has rejected a new deal.

Manager Neil Warnock told BBC London 94.9: "He didn't reply to our contract offer, and likewise his representative told me he's speaking to a few clubs."

Morrison, 29, is the club's fifth highest all-time scorer with 113 goals.

He scored 16 goals last season, most of which came in an inspired mid-season run of 11 in 14 games, to help the club to the Championship play-offs.

But Warnock is holding no grudges over Morrison's decision to seek a better offer.

"It's one of those things," he said. "I respect Clinton too much.

"He knows the way I'm going to play next year and he's better in a 4-4-2.

"He didn't really want to come back and not get a game and get frustrated.

"He's such an important part here. And, you never know, I've not heard from him yet.

"But I've also not seen him sign for anybody."

see also
Millwall clinch signing of Craig
12 Jul 08 |  Millwall
Jordan warns Spurs-bound Bostock
10 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Cardiff sign Kennedy from Palace
10 Jul 08 |  Cardiff
Palace take back Morrison offer
08 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Palace net Southend's Flahavan
03 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Defender Ertl makes Palace switch
03 Jul 08 |  Crystal Palace
Aussie Carle joins Crystal Palace
01 Jul 08 |  Bristol City
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