Punters were hoping the recent Eagles good form would rub off on them when they met club legend and former England winger John Salako at a bookies.

Salako, who was part of the Crystal Palace team which reached the FA Cup final in 1990, was on hand to open the William Hill betting shop in Brighton Road, Purley.

And after the opening fans were able to meet the 45-year-old Sky Sports presenter and get his autograph.