Southampton winger Jason Puncheon has joined Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal.
Puncheon, 27, is reunited with Eagles manager Ian Holloway, for whom he played at Blackpool. The Croydon-born player is also returning to Selhurst Park, where he began his career with the former Wimbledon FC when they shared the ground.
He made 34 appearances for Southampton in all competitions last season, and scored the equaliser as the Saints came from 2-0 down to draw at Chelsea in what proved to be Nigel Adkins’ final game in charge.
"I think it's a great move for myself to come and play games,” Puncheon told Palace’s official website. “Obviously Crystal Palace are my hometown club and, more importantly, Ian Holloway is here as well.
"I know Ollie really well. He was a massive factor in this move. He knows the league. He's done it before, and I think he will learn from his time at Blackpool and bring it into the team here.
"I've always, as a young kid, dreamed of playing at Selhurst Park -- so it's a young boy's dream coming true."