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Nathaniel Clyne says Calum Chambers' presence has helped him improve as a player
Nathaniel Clyne says the emergence of teenage right-back Calum Chambers has pushed him on to become a better player.
After suffering an injury in pre-season, Clyne lost his place in the team to the 18-year-old for the first three Premier League matches of the campaign.
He has since regained his spot, but he believes having competition from the youngster is helping him improve his own game.
“He is a quality player,” said Clyne, who had no real natural competition at right-back last season. “He has learned well.
“He is coming through and pushing me, really, to make me a better player as well.
“It is good to have competition. It is healthy for the team and it will only make me a better player.
“I know there is someone on my back and that, if I don't do well, then he is going to come in.”
Clyne will line-up against Crystal Palace this Saturday for the first time since leaving Selhurst Park to join Saints, in the summer of 2012.
“It is definitely special, playing my former club for the first time,” he said. “I am definitely excited, it should be a good game. Both teams going at it and hopefully we can get away with the three points.
“I am hoping for a good reception (from the Palace fans). I don't think I will get a tough ride. Hopefully I will get a good reception.”
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