Davis open to Palace return
Derby defender Claude Davis admits he would be keen to join Crystal Palace on a permanent basis.
Last Updated: 22/04/09 5:55pm
Claude Davis admits he would be keen to join Crystal Palace on a permanent basis following the premature end of his loan spell from Derby County.
The defender has returned to his parent club after being hit with a three-match suspension by the Football Association for violent conduct following a clash with Cardiff City's Roger Johnson earlier this month.
Davis had made seven appearances for Palace after failing to feature for Derby since Nigel Clough's appointment as manager at Pride Park.
Palace boss Neil Warnock has suggested that a permanent deal for the 30-year-old could prove to be problematic due to the finances involved.
However, the Jamaica international is eager to play first-team football on a regular basis and would welcome the chance to return to Selhurst Park.
"If the door is open I would come back," Davis told the Croydon Guardian.
"I enjoyed playing there and if I get the chance to do so again I will take it.
"I am still on contract at Derby, but you can never say what the future holds. If Derby do not want me, then I will have to go somewhere where they do."