Tyrick Mitchell targeting record assists tally this season for Crystal Palace

Mitchell helped Palace score three goals against Wolves  (REUTERS)
Mitchell helped Palace score three goals against Wolves (REUTERS)

Crystal Palace left-back Tyrick Mitchell insists he is hoping to hit new heights in terms of attacking contributions this season.

The 24-year-old was capped twice by England in 2022 following excellent performances for Palace in the 2021/22 season and has started the new campaign well after a difficult spell last term.

Mitchell produced his first assist of the season in Palace’s 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday, and he hopes the cross that set up Odsonne Edouard’s first goal is a sign of things to come. His previous five Premier League assists were spread across three seasons.

“It’s something I know I can be better at: creating opportunities for the forward players”, he said. “It’s definitely something I’ve taken more seriously as the years have gone by.

“It’s something we work on, on the training ground: me staying wide while other players are inside, and [me] giving the width. I know Odsonne is a great striker. I know if I go wide, he’s going to go to the front post, so it’s about getting him the ball. He’ll finish it — and that’s what he did [against Wolves].”

Palace have taken seven points from a possible 12 after their first four games of the new season, and occupy seventh position in the league as a result of their strong start.

Mitchell added: “Obviously you want all of them, but seven [points] isn’t far off it — and we’ve played some good opponents, so it’s a start we’re proud of.”