Date: 20th May 2007 at 11:04am
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Michael Hughes insists he left Palace on good terms,despite the frustrating end to his Crystal Palace career.

Hughes being consigned to the sidelines for most of a miserable campaign that culminated in his release last week.

Hughes said’It`s no secret that me and Peter Taylor had our ups and downs.

‘But we left on what I consider to be good terms and I have no problem with Peter.

‘I don`t hold any grudges with anyone. Peter Taylor has a job to do, and both he and Simon Jordan have to choose the players they need for next season. I accept that decision because it`s a professional one.

‘I was 90 per cent certain that I wasn`t going to be offered a deal. But I had some good times with Palace and wouldn`t change any of it.’

Hughes now hopes to move on to another Championship club.

‘I`d like to play for another season, but don`t think I`d drop down a league,’ he said. ‘On one hand I`m gutted to leave Palace after spending so long at the club. But on the other hand, I`m excited about moving on to a new challenge.’