Crystal Palace deadline day round-up: Six players out on loan as Eagles fail to capture targets

Crystal Palace deadline day round-up: Six players out on loan as Eagles fail to capture targets

Six academy stars earned temporary moves away from Selhurst Park but Alan Pardew was unsuccessful in his attempts to sign targets

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Despite failing to add to the add to the signings made already during the summer transfer window, Crystal Palace allowed six players to go on loan to various clubs in the Football League.

Each of the six players have been part of the club’s youth set-up in recent years and their temporary clubs range from those in the Championship to League Two.

Williams and Kaikai earn Championship loans

Following an impressive spell in League One side Shrewsbury Town last campaign, Eagles winger Sullay Kaikai earned a step up into the second tier of English football with Brentford. The forward scored an impressive 12 goals in 29 appearances for the Shrews and was largely credited with helping them retain their League One safety. The 21-year-old joins Dean Smith’s side on a season-long loan.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Williams joined fellow Championship side Ipswich Town on a similar basis. The Wales international was keen to get first team football after impressive for his country as the Lions reached the semi-final of Euro 2016. This is the 23-year-old’s fourth spell at Portman Road, having spent three previous loan spells at Ipswich dating back to the second half of the 2013/14 season.

Three players depart to League One while Croll joins League Two Exeter

Keshi Anderson, Ryan Inniss and Hiram Boateng all sealed temporary deals with League One clubs.

Anderson, a striker, joins Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season with the aim to score the goals to help them bounce back to the Championship. Anderson scored three goals in nine appearances for Sheffield United at the same level last season, although a broken leg saw his loan cut short in November. The 21-year-old was signed from Barton Rovers in January 2015 after heavily impressing the Eagles’ coaching staff in non-league.

Centre-back Inniss is another academy graduate who has had his development halted by injury in recent years. The defender has had previous loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Luton Town, Yeovil Town and Port Vale, and now joins Southend United until the end of the season.

Following striker Freddie Ladapo’s move to Oldham Athletic the previous day, Hiram Boateng is the final Palace player to earn a move to League One – joining Bristol Rovers until January.

Similar to Boateng, defender Luke Croll also earns a short-term loan, however, his move finds him joining League Two side Exeter City.

Palace miss out on targets during tedious deadline day

The Eagles were expected to land Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan during deadline day but after a mini-saga, the player opted to sign for AFC Bournemouth for the remainder of the season.

Palace also targeted a move for Charlton Athletic forward Ademola Lookman but were priced out of a deal with the Addicks wanting around £6 million from their South London rivals.