Anthony Gardner returns to Crystal Palace

Anthony Gardner
Gardner won one England cap against Sweden in 2004

Former Hull City defender Anthony Gardner has returned to Crystal Palace on a free transfer.

The 29-year-old made 29 appearances during loan spells at Selhurst Park last season but has now signed a one-year permanent deal.

The former England international was released by Hull earlier this summer.

Manager Dougie Freedman told the club website: "We know what he is capable of doing defensively and what he can add to our set-up."

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