Albion linked with Eagles skipper

Last updated : 11 April 2008 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Promotion rivals Albion and Stoke are reportedly interested in signing Crystal Palace centre-half Mark Hudson with Eagles boss, Neil Warnock, revealing both clubs are after his services. The former Fulham man would be available on a free transfer as his contract ends this summer.


Palace have offered their captain a new deal but after rejecting the offer, Hudson has denied any contact with Albion or Stoke. When asked whether contact had been made with either the Baggies or Potters, Hudson said:
"No of course not, I've just been trying to get on with the football at the moment and the gaffer's been great with me."


However the defender has refused to dismiss a move away from Selhurst Park at the end of the campaign.


"I'm never ruling anything out," Hudson added.

"Contract talks are still ongoing so we are just going to have to deal with the games at the moment."


Hudson
has already scored once for Albion this season during the Baggies' 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park back in December turning in a Jonathan Greening corner into his own net.