Palace land loan duo

Davies and McGivern sign

By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey.   Last Updated: 03/08/11 8:23pm

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Crystal Palace have announced the loan signings of defenders Ryan McGivern and Andrew Davies.

21-year-old Northern Ireland international defender McGivern arrives from Manchester City, whilst Davies, 26, comes in from Stoke.

Skysports.com revealed earlier on Wednesday that Davies was on his way to Selhurst Park.

Both players have joined on initial month-long deals and will be eligible to make their debuts in Palace's Championship opener against Peterborough this weekend.

Palace boss Dougie Freedman said: "I am pleased to be able to agree with both Andrew and Ryan for them to be with us for the opening month of our season. I am fully aware the qualities which both bring to our playing squad.

"Both bring experience to an area of the team where we need cover going into an important opening set of games and I see them as important additions to the players we already have available."

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