Mark Hudson has not ruled out staying at Crystal Palace despite reportedly refusing their latest contract offer.

Talks between the Eagles captain and the club have stalled for the second time recently and will not restart until the end of the season when the central defender will be out of contract and a free agent.

That seemed to put the writing on the wall for his Eagles career but when asked if he wants to stay at the club he gave a very non-committal answer.

He said: "Of course, I'm never ruling anything out.

"I've just been trying to get on with the football at the moment and the gaffer's been great with me and I'm just trying to kick on with the games."

Palace's win at Stoke on Monday night propelled them into a play-off place and Hudson is looking forward to the final four games and insists Palace feel no pressure.

He said: "We've got a good game at home now against Scunthorpe who are scrapping for their lives at the bottom, we know it's going to be a tough game but we'll prepare right and hopefully we can do what we did today. We've got Watford and Hull and they're going to be as tough as Stoke so we will prepare right but we have got to do Scunthorpe first.

"We've not got pressure. The only pressure we've got is from ourselves, no one was expecting us to get where we've got so we're going to enjoy it from here and give it our best shot.

"We need a bit of luck around this time of year and it's gone for us today so hopefully we can have a bit more of that in the next four games."

Hudson also paid tribute to keeper Julian Speroni, who has kept ten clean sheets this season.

He said: "Julian has been brilliant all season to be fair to him. He's outstanding and he gives you every confidence."