MUR­RAY TO BE YAYA’S MEN­TOR

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YAYA SANOGO has been urged to learn his trade from Crys­tal Palace strike part­ner Glenn Mur­ray.

The rookie French­man is on loan at Sel­hurst Park from Arse­nal for the rest of the sea­son.

And Ea­gles boss Alan Pardew is con­vinced the help from Mur­ray can aid the de­vel­op­ment of Sanogo, who turned 22 yes­ter­day, in a ma­jor way.

Pardew said: “You have got to learn to hold it in, buy free-kicks.

“He has got a great men­tor here in Glenn Mur­ray. Glenn is the mas­ter of that No.9 role in terms of those lit­tle tricks you need.

“It is dif­fi­cult to play for Arse­nal when you are 21, par­tic­u­larly as a striker.

“He is go­ing to learn and I think that is where Arsene Wenger thought it was a good op­por­tu­nity for him.”

Palace team-mate Scott Dann has backed Sanogo (left) to build on his open­ing goal for the club in the 3-2 FA Cup win at Southamp­ton.

“He has got bet­ter with ev­ery game and given us the plat­form to build on,” said Dann. “I think he can score in the Premier League.

“He has not played many games for Arse­nal, but he has shown he can get into those po­si­tions.”

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