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Hudson moves to Palace

Premiership new-boys Crystal Palace have confirmed the capture of Fulham’s Mark Hudson for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old defender spent 14 games on loan at Selhurst Park last season as Palace secured promotion to the top-flight via the play-offs.

Hudson has worked with Eagles boss Iain Dowie before when he spent the start of last season on loan at Oldham.

Hudson heads back to Fulham

Fulham have recalled Mark Hudson from his loan spell with Crystal Palace as Zat Knight is facing a three-match ban.

Hudson has been a revelation for the Eagles when putting in some star performances alongside Tony Popovic in the heart of the Palace defence, and boss Iain Dowie is gutted to see him go.

“It was a quality performance from a great lad who everyone’s grown to love here at Palace,” Dowie said of the 22-year-old’s last game against West Ham. “Of course we’d like to keep him, but unfortunately it’s just one of those things.”

Cottagers boss Chris Coleman could lose Knight for three games as his player faces trial by video after a clash with Blackburn striker Jon Stead on Monday night.

Coleman has been impressed with how Hudson has played while at Selhurst Park and the player could be set for action in the Premiership before the season is out.

Palace extend Hudson loan

Fulham defender Mark Hudson has extended his loan with Palace for a further two months. And suggested he wants to make a permanent move to Selhurst Park.

Hudson has impressed during his one month stay with the Eagles and has featured in all games.

Manager Iain Dowie has moved to extend the loan of Hudson until Easter, with Hudson admitting he’d welcome a permanent move.

I definitely haven’t ruled out a move to Palace. It’s up to Fulham what happens, but I have loved my time here,” he told South London Press.

“Palace have shown a lot of ambition so I would always consider coming here. The longer I stay, the more I like it.”

Hudson set to stay at Oldham

Oldham Athletic are set to extend Fulham defender Mark Hudson’s loan spell at Boundary Park by a further month.

The Premiership club have allowed the 21-year-old defender to remain with the Latics for a second month although they have inserted a 24-hour recall clause in the deal.

Hudson has played in six games for Dowie’s side since his arrival at the Nationwide Division Two club one month ago.

The improving Latics have remained unbeaten in the last five games Hudson has played in.