Danny Gabbidon joins Crystal Palace on free transfer

Danny Gabbidon

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of defender Danny Gabbidon on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old Wales international, who left QPR earlier this summer, has signed a one-year deal with the Championship side.

Eagles boss Dougie Freedman told BBC London 94.9: "Danny is an experienced player and we need that right now.

"This division throws a lot of games at you. We need strength in depth with Paddy McCarthy still missing."

Former West Brom, Cardiff and West Ham centre-back Gabbidon says he is looking to move on following a frustrating one-year spell at Loftus Road.

"My season with QPR was a crazy year," he told the Crystal Palace website.external-link

"A lot of stuff went on and I didn't really enjoy my time there to be honest.

"I'm happy to get a club now as I've gone through the summer and waited for things to happen.

"I want to try and enjoy my football again and just go out there and play and not worry about anything else."