A summer decision on Crystal Palace loanee Alex Wynter’s future

Alex Wynter

Alex Wynter - Credit: Richard Blaxall

If Crystal Palace end up not wanting to keep Alex Wynter, then Colchester United will be ready to step in!

Versatile defender Wynter has so impressed Colchester United boss, Joe Dunne, during his current loan spell that the Dubliner would love to sign up the 20-year-old this summer.

Palace have the option of retaining Wynter’s services for another year, and the Premier League club might well exercise that right after plotting the defender’s progress with interest.

Wynter himself wants to stay at Selhurst Park, but he has not ruled out a possible move to the U’s, if the Eagles decide to release him.

“I’ll have to see what happens over the summer, and start again,” explained Wynter.


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“Crystal Palace have an option on me for next season, so I will have to see what they say first.

“I came to Colchester to give myself a helping hand, to show Palace that I can play, and hopefully I have made a strong case to get a new contract there.”

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Dunne would love to have Wynter in his squad for the 2014-15 campaign.

“I wouldn’t mind him back here next season, absolutely!” confirmed Dunne.

“But that’s down to Crystal Palace. I think they have the option to take him on for another year. I’m not 100% sure, but we will deal with that after the Walsall game.

“I couldn’t have asked for much more from Alex. Most people question loanees, and whether they are ready to fight.

“But he’s such a mature lad, and I think he is a wonderful prospect. He’s actually an example to my young players who are here. He has a passion for the game,” added Dunne.

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