Palace sign Beattie from West Brom

Last updated : 30 September 2008 By Palace Reporter
The Scottish international jonhed the Baggies for £1m in 2007 from Celtic but this season has made just two Premier league appearances from the bench.

"I had a call to say Crystal Palace wanted me to come down and I was delighted to be getting the chance to have some games," Beattie told Palace's official website.

"I am looking forward to the chance to help the club climb the table and hopefully that will start straight away this weekend."

Beattie goes straight into the squad for the game at Ipswich. Palace currently have a striker crisis with Alan Lee, James Scowcroft and Calvin Andrew all injured.