Let me laugh and I will score goals, insists Palace new boy Emmanuel Adebayor

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New signing Emmanuel Adebayor has vowed to score the goals that fire Crystal Palace to a top-six finish -- but only if he is allowed to laugh -- after joining the Eagles on a free transfer until the end of the season yesterday.

The 31-year-old was released by Tottenham in September having failed to impress manager Mauricio Pochettino, who omitted the ex-Togo frontman from both his Premier League and Europa League squads.

“Whatever the team want to achieve, I will follow them and help them win games,” said Adebayor.

“They are a couple of points [six] from the top five. I know it is going to be very difficult because they have a lot of big games to play.

“But let’s get out there, have fun on the pitch and enjoy ourselves. Everyone who knows Emmanuel Adebayor will tell you that in a hard moment or a good moment he is always laughing.

“Let me laugh, let me enjoy myself and hopefully I can bring that into the dressing room and the team will follow and hopefully we will get to where we want to get to.”

Palace strikers Fraizer Campbell, Dwight Gayle, Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh have managed just one league goal between them this season.