Palace set to miss crucial player

Last updated : 30 September 2014 By Matthew Roche

The Eagle's skipper is set to miss the early part of next year because he is due to compete in the Asian Cup with Australia.

Since joining Crystal Palace from Turkish side Genclerbirligi back in 2011 Mile Jedinak has been a rock in the Eagle's midfield. Jedinak arrived at Selhurst Park as a relatively unknown player. The midfielder caught the attention of fellow Australian and former Palace defender Tony Popovic who at the time held a coaching position at the club. 

The 30-year-old has been one of the stand out performers for Palace with one of the highest tackle rates in the league since the Eagle's returned to the Premier League in 2013.

“We will miss him,” Warnock told the London Evening Standard.

“He is the leader of the camp. Everything on and off the field revolves around him.

"There is the Africa Cup of Nations at about the same time, too, so it will be difficult for a lot of teams in the Premier League in January and February.

"Mile has been able to push forward more than usual this season, too, and I think he can score more goals.”