Kolinko fined two weeks wages

Last updated : 11 February 2003 By FootyMAD
Kolinko told Palace boss Trevor Francis that he didn't want to play in the game at the Walkers Stadium just two hours before kick-off and consequently handed in his notice at Palace over a money dispute.

However, following clear-the-air talks with Palace chairman Simon Jordan, the Latvian international has been given a reprieve and is expected to be included in the squad for the FA Cup fifth round tie against Leeds at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

"Alex is currently away on international duty but he will train with us on Friday. I understand he's been fined two weeks pay," said Francis.

"My philosophy is that whoever's on the payroll, if they can help us win games I will play them and I think he can help us."