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Crystal Palace administrator says buyer will be found

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace administrator Brendan Guilfoyle is confident he will find a buyer for the financially-stricken Championship club.

Palace were handed a 10-point penalty for going into administration.

It led to teenage star Victor Moses being sold to Wigan for a fee believed to be around £2.5m.

But in the programme for Tuesday's FA Cup clash with Wolves, Guilfoyle said: "I am working flat out to find a buyer and am confident that I will."

He added: "This club, despite its current problems, is an attractive proposition.

"We have an excellent manager, play in a good stadium, we have a superb and loyal set of fans and a good name.

I have been talking to Neil on a regular basis, he is the manager of this club, and I want him to stay on

Brendan Guilfoyle, Crystal Palace administrator

"The 10-point deduction won't help but I'm confident that Crystal Palace will start next season as a Championship club, playing at Selhurst Park with new owners firmly in control. "

Guilfoyle, who works for The P&A Partnership, said the sale of Moses was vital, which was why the forward sat out the recent games against Newcastle and Peterborough.

"The most attractive saleable assets that this club has are its players, " he said.

"You don't need me to tell you what a player Victor Moses is. As a result he was the club's most attractive asset and had to be sold.

"That is why I asked the manager not to select Victor Moses for the games against Newcastle and Peterborough. I could not risk him being injured."

Guilfoyle said getting new owners in would have a big bearing on the Eagles' ability to keep Neil Warnock as manager.

"I have been talking to Neil on a regular basis, he is the manager of this club, and I want him to stay on," he said.



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