Joe Ledley believes Palace need just one win to secure safety

The Palace midfielder has stated that a win from any of his side's remaining seven games would be enough to confirm safety

Joe Ledley believes Palace need just one win to secure safety
Joe Ledley | Source: Getty images

Joe Ledley believes Crystal Palace are just a single victory away from Premier League safety, according to the Daily Express.

The Eagles midfielder is expected to be part of the Wales squad that travels to France to compete in the European Championships in the summer, but Ledley says he is “fully focused” on helping his club side stay in the division and insists, "the players believe in what they are doing."

He went on to add that they “just need that one win” to secure safety for the third successive season, having won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship in 2013.

Worrying predicament has made excellent start seem a distant memory 

Alan Pardew’s side were fighting for a place in either one of Europe’s top club competitions for next season, but those hopes have long since faded. Palace are  now winless in 14 top-flight fixtures having failed to take maximum points from a game since December 19 – a 2-1 win away to Stoke City.

However, Ledley still believes Palace are “on the up”, despite their poor form, especially thanks to the big-name signings of Yohan Cabaye and Emmanuel Adebayor. Ledley hailed Pardew's decision to bring those players to the club and add to the already talented squad at Selhurst Park

Ledley has praised the signings Pardew (pictured) has made this season | Photo: Getty images
Ledley has praised the signings Pardew (pictured) has made this season | Photo: Getty images

Ledley also pointed towards the upcoming FA Cup semi-final against Watford as another highlight of the season. Palace's cup run has been one of the only positives since January, and has included memorable wins against Southampton, Stoke, Tottenham Hotspur and Reading en-route to the semi-final.

Ledley struggled for appearances during the first half of the season, however, he has since gone on to secure a place in the side since January due to injuries to key midfield players - such as Cabaye and James McArthur. Ledley has been deployed in a left midfield position and has performed well, even scoring his first goal of the season in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool

Palace face crunch Norwich challenge on Saturday 

The Eagles face Norwich City at Selhurst Park on Saturday. The game could prove pivotal in determining who survives for another season in England's top-flight. 

Palace have a three-point lead over the Canaries – a place behind Pardew’s side in 17th - but Alex Neil’s side will take confidence from their dramatic 3-2 win over fellow relegation-rivals Newcastle United last weekend.

Three points would lift Palace onto a healthy 37 points, level with Watford and Swansea City, but a defeat would bring the east Anglian side level on points with just six games left to play.