Palace loanne is a Wynter warmer

Alex Wynter
Alex Wynter

by Ben Nagle

Crystal Palace youngster Alex Wynter has joined Eastbourne Borough on an inital one-month loan.

The 19-year-old defender, who has made one first-team appearance for the Eagles, joined up with Borough on Thursday and made his debut on Saturday in the centre of defence.

Wynter has been with the Championship club since the age of 9, and has trained regularly with the first team over the last few seasons. He plys his trade mostly in the U21 Development Squad and regularly captains the side.

He kept his contract at Palace throughout the administration period in 2009/10 and made his first-team debut on the 2nd January 2010, coming on as an 89th minute substitute for Darren Ambrose in a 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

Although he hasn’t made another appearance in the first-team at Crystal Palace, Wynter has been on the bench a further four times and is highly rated at the South-London club.

He signed his first professional contract with two other academy graduates, one of which the £15 million winger Wilfried Zaha, which is surely testament to his ability.

Wynter was straight into the side for Borough’s defeat at Eastleigh.

See page 38 for full match rpeort.