Crystal Palace: Jason Puncheon & Damien Delaney sign new deals

Jason Puncheon of Crystal Palace
Palace boss Alan Pardew says Jason Puncheon has been Crystal Palace's best player since he became manager in January

Jason Puncheon and Damien Delaney have signed new Crystal Palace contracts, manager Alan Pardew has confirmed.

Midfielder Puncheon, 28, has agreed a four-year deal after scoring five league goals this season.

Pardew said: "Since I've come in, Jason Puncheon has been the best player. He's orchestrated our play. I've given him more responsibility. He's very influential and very important."

Defender Delaney, 33, has agreed a one-year extension.

Puncheon told the club's website: "I'm really happy to sign, I found a place where I feel at home here. I'm really happy and it's a great time to be at this football club. As a local lad, when the opportunity came up to sign a new deal, I didn't really think twice about it."