Palace striker alerts Championship clubs

Last Updated: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:30

Kevin Phillips admits he might leave Crystal Palace in January if his chances don't improve, but he won't drop below the Championship.

The former Sunderland, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Blackpool, Watford, Southampton and West Brom striker has been unhappy with his lack of first-team opportunities at Selhurst Park this season.

In an interview with Sky Sports, the veteran frontman spoke about his frustration at not being able to contribute to Palace's relegation scrap.

"From my point of view it's frustrating to be sitting and watching from the bench when we're not scoring goals on the pitch," he said.

"One of the main reasons I re-signed with the club in the summer was because I believe I can still offer something at this level.

"I'm not naïve - I knew at the start of the season I wasn't going to start games straight away or come on in every game but I thought I would have played a bit more of a role than I have done so far.

"I've kept myself fit and ticking over and I've not caused one bit of problem off the pitch by moaning or getting in the manager's ear. But I may need to assess the situation in January.

"In my contract it says, if both parties agree, we can part company in January, whether that's because the club want to release me or if I want to walk away.

"Of course, by then a new manager will have come in and, who knows, things may have changed and I might be getting some more minutes on the pitch. But if the situation remains the same and I can get some minutes somewhere else I'll do that."

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