CONNECTIONS: Crystal Palace and Southampton

By SFC Media time Tue 23 Dec Men's First team takes a look at some of the current links between Southampton and Crystal Palace ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash on Boxing Day.

• Defender Nathaniel Clyne spent four years with Crystal Palace before joining Saints in 2012.

• Fellow defender José Fonte also spent time at Crystal Palace. He was on loan for the 2007/08 season, before joining permanently until 2010 when he moved to St Mary’s.

• Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon spent four years on the books at Southampton, before joining Palace in January 2014 on a permanent deal after impressing on loan.

• Selhurst Park was the home ground of Wimbledon when Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis played for the Dons between 1999 and 2003.

• Saints midfielder Jack Cork played alongside Palace defender Adrian Mariappa during a loan spell at Watford in 2009.

• Palace winger Jerome Thomas and Saints striker Shane Long were teammates at West Brom for two years between 2011 and 2013.

• Shane Long has also played alongside Palace defender Damien Delaney for the Republic of Ireland.

• Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster was a teammate of Palace’s Joe Ledley at Celtic between 2010 and 2014.

• Saints duo Ryan Bertrand Jack Cork played alongside Palace’s Martin Kelly for England’s Under-21 side in 2010.

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