West Ham United winger Kyel Reid has extended his loan with Crystal Palace to cover the Championship club's potential involvement in the end of season play-offs.
The 20-year-old academy product has been with Palace since the end of March, making two substitute appearances so far. Palace occupy the last of the play-off positions and need a home win in their final game against Burnley this Sunday to make sure of their involvement. Reid will return to the Boleyn Ground for the final game of the Barclays Premier League campaign if Palace do not qualify.
Meanwhile, fellow loanee Richard Wright helped Southampton to a 1-1 draw on Monday night at West Bromwich Albion. The goalkeeper pulled off a number of fine stops against West Brom, although the result left Saints inside the relegation zone and needing to better Leicester's result at Stoke next week to have any chance of escaping the drop. Southampton could also stay up at Coventry City's expense with another Hammers player Zavon Hines hoping to play his part in keeping the Sky Blues up when they go to Charlton Athletic. A point will almost certainly be enough for the Midlanders where ex-academy graduate, Elliott Ward has been a regular for the team playing in 36 Championship games and scoring six goals in the process.