Kwesi Appiah: Crystal Palace striker joins Cambridge

Crystal Palace striker Kwesi Appiah has joined Conference Premier leaders Cambridge United on a month's loan.

The 23-year-old's only appearance for the Premier League club this term was as a substitute in their Capital One cup exit to Bristol City.

He joined the Eagles from non-league Margate in January 2012.

"It's unusual for us to be able to bring in a senior player from a Premier League club," U's director of football Jez George told the club website  .

"It is great testament to our football department that a player of his quality has agreed to join."

Appiah, who had loan spells at Aldershot Town and Yeovil last term, joins the U's as injury cover for Tom Elliott and Delano Sam-York.