Granville poised for exit
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Danny Granville has confirmed that he is preparing to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season.
The defender is out of contract in the summer and after making 25 starts this term expects to end his six-year spell at Selhurst Park.
He last featured for the Eagles in their 1-1 draw with Southampton on Boxing Day and has slipped down the pecking order behind Gary Borrowdale.
"The way things stand at the minute I will be going," Granville told the South London Press.
"It's really disappointing leaving after such a long time here but it was always going to come to an end one day.
"At the start of the season I was feeling really good about things but it hasn't turned out the way that I hoped. The manager's bringing his own players in and that's his prerogative.
"I'll wait until the summer, that's when I think most of the serious talks take place. I want to carry on playing as long as I can, so if there's interest I'll go from there.
"I'll be grafting over the summer. I had so long out with my knee injury last year that it's really about getting to the levels that I was before. I don't think I'm quite there fitness-wise so I probably won't have a break."
Meanwhile, Michael Hughes is set to commit to another season with Palace.
The 35-year-old midfielder, who is currently recovering from ankle surgery, will be out of contract this summer but is keen to earn a new deal with the club.
His advisor Justin Paige said: "Michael's very settled and happy at Palace and, all things being equal, he would love to stay. But it takes two people to agree on a player staying when they are out of contract.
"We are waiting to see if and what the club offer. Michael loves the club. We've had interest from Championship teams, as you would expect for a player of his quality."