Cadogan sees bright future
Kieran Cadogan believes Crystal Palace will come good despite a slow start to the Championship season.
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 27/09/10 11:10am
Talented youngster Kieran Cadogan believes Crystal Palace will come good despite a slow start to the Championship season.
The Eagles find themselves just a point above the drop zone eight games into the new campaign under new manager George Burley.
However, Cadogan knows with experienced players to return to the team, and with the quality of youngsters coming off the production line, they will turn their season around.
Sean Scannell and Darren Ambrose have been missing due to injury while he also thinks the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Djilali and Nathaniel Clyne have bright futures.
"We've not had the best of starts, but to be fair we're a new team and we're gelling together," he told skysports.com.
"It's my first full season with the first team. I'm enjoying it, but we just need to get some results.
"We've got an abundance of talent and good young players coming through. There's myself, Wilfried Zaha, Kieran Djilali and Nathaniel Clyne.
"Also we've got Sean Scannell and Darren Ambrose to come back, so there's plenty of hope."
The 20-year-old spent time on loan with Burton Albion last season and thinks experiencing football away from home has made him a stronger person.
"Burton was an experience for me, being away from home," he continued.
"I feel that's strengthened my character and made me more of a man.
"I'm happy staying at Palace and helping us get the points to climb the table."
Cadogan has also hailed the influence of former Holland international Edgar Davids, who was tempted out of retirement by Burley.
"He's a legend. Especially for the youngsters, we want to learn from him and better ourselves. He talks to us quite frequently."