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Damien Delaney

33-Year-Old Defender     Crystal Palace  Premier


Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  July 29, 1981    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  196 lbs    

August 23, 2014    Damien Delaney News

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Delaney started his first game of the season in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham United.

Delaney was called into the side by caretaker manager Keith Millen to replace injured Scott Dann (quad). Delaney is a backup to both Dann and Brede Hangeland, with the latter’s back problems likely to mean Delaney will be used often, which could come with a number of clean sheets.

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Damien Delaney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 21, 2014

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Delaney should get his first start of the season this Saturday against West Ham.

Delaney is likely to deputise for Scott Dann after caretaker manager Keith Millen admitted he only has an “outside chance” of being fit for Saturday’s game. Delaney played in all but one of Palace’s games last season and West Ham represents an opportunity for a first clean sheet of the season

August 16, 2014

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Delaney came on for Scott Dann in the 75th minute of Crystal Palace's 2-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.

Delaney had picked up a knock during Palace's preseason tour of the United States, but his appearance Saturday appears to show that he's gotten beyond it. Dann actually suffered his own knock during the match, and Delaney could be in the starting XI next Saturday against West Ham.

August 6, 2014

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Delaney is being evaluated by club staff for an knock he picked up during Crystal Palace's United States Pre-Season tour, reports the Croydon Advertiser. Delaney limped off the field after last Saturday's tune up match against Brentford, but has assured fans the injury is minor and plans to participate in the August 9 friendly against FC Augsburg.

Delaney is not much of a threat on the attack and will depend on Crystal Palace to keep clean sheets to earn any fantasy value.

May 6, 2014

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Delaney scored Crystal Palace's first goal of the match during Monday's 3-3 draw against Liverpool.

Delaney's goal Monday was his first of the season as he has not provided much fantasy value offensively, but the Crystal Palace defense has done well in the second half of the season in keeping seven clean sheets in 2014.

March 9, 2014

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Delaney featured Saturday against Southampton despite missing out on Ireland's midweek International Friendly against Serbia with a calf injury.

Delaney and Crystal Palace were unable to keep a clean sheet against Southampton, and will be on the road for their next two Premier League matches, taking away from some of their fantasy value.

March 6, 2014

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Delaney withdrew from Wednesday's international friendly against Serbia due to a calf problem.

It is unclear how long Delaney will be out, but Palace could surely use him this weekend when they host Southampton.

October 4, 2013

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Delaney is doubtful for Saturday's match against Liverpool, reports Sky Sports. Crystal Palace were hopeful the defender would be able to return to the pitch this weekend, but it appears he is not yet up to fit.

With only one assist on the season, Delaney's fantasy value is tied to Crystal Palace keeping clean sheets. If he does play Saturday, it is unlikely that Palace will keep Liverpool from scoring.