What a waste of money

Last updated : 19 November 2002 By PalaceMAD

Palace paid Skonto Riga £2million for the Latvia international winger two years ago but Rubins started just 17 league matches for the club and was paid up the remaining 18 months of his contract last week.

Jordan said: "Rubins has been sitting on the bench under four different managers - none of them wanted to play him.

"He was a shocking waste of money. We held onto him as long as possible but he was never going to get into the first team."