Transfer deadline day: Barry Bannan joins Crystal Palace

Barry Bannan

Crystal Palace have signed Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old Scotland international links up with Ian Holloway for a second time having served under the Palace boss during a loan stint at Blackpool.

Bannan, who has signed a three-year contract,external-link is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career.

"It's a big move for me to leave," said Bannan, who has spent his entire senior career at Villa.

Bannan has not featured in Villa's start to the new season but hopes rejoining Holloway will help revive his career.

"I was at Blackpool with the gaffer here when they got promotion that year [2009-10] and that was probably the highlight of my career so far," the former Celtic youth team player added.

"I want to get myself in the door and start training and hopefully get myself in the team. I haven't played this season and didn't much last year so I can't wait to get going."

Palace have also signed Reading defender Adrian Mariappaexternal-link and right-back Jack Hunt from Huddersfield Town.external-link

The newly promoted side beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday, their first Premier League win since April 2005.

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