Former England manager Kevin Keegan has backed Palace for the Premier League.

The ex-Liverpool, Hamburg and Newcastle legend entertained hundreds of guests at Crystal Palace football club’s end of season Sporting Dinner.

Keegan regaled the audience at the Croydon Hilton with a visual history of his career.

He looked back at his early days as a youngster at Scunthorpe United, the Shankly years at Liverpool, winning two European Footballer of the Year accolades and a successful twilight career at Newcastle United and Southampton, before taking the reins of England Manager.

The event, which was hosted by Barry Williams, was attended by Palace management duo Ian Holloway and Keith Millen, as well as Academy boss Gary Issott.

After the show, Keegan wished Palace good luck ahead of the Championship Play-Off Final with Watford on 27th May.

He said: “I’ve had a brilliant night, the staff and guests have been so friendly. I wish everyone connected with the Palace the best of luck at Wembley.

“It’s a great club and you deserve it, and I hope that tonight raised a lot of money for such a terrific cause.”

Keegan also donated £500 to the Crystal Palace Academy on the night.