Wayne Hennessey: In the end, it wasn't hard to leave Wolves

Wayne Hennessey today lifted the lid on his Wolves exit and insisted leaving the club wasn't a hard decision.

The 27-year-old Wales international joined Crystal Palace in a £3m deal in January after leaving Molineux under a cloud following his refusal to play at Gillingham on January 3 when Carl Ikeme broke his hand, forcing youngster Aaron McCarey between the sticks.

The 6ft 6ins keeper had been frustrated by his lack of action after playing 13 games on loan at Championship side Yeovil, returning to Molineux on November 21.

After his refusal to make himself available, Hennessey had to wait 28 days before his move to Palace went through, during which time he apologised for his decision not to play and made himself available again.

The homegrown shotstopper, who made 166 appearances for Wolves from 2007-12, returned to Wolverhampton of his own accord to attend the funeral of his mentor Bert Williams on February 5.

Asked if it was an easy decision to leave Wolves, Hennessey said: "Near the end it wasn't very difficult - I was playing League One football and I didn't get a game, which was disappointing because I need to be playing to play for Wales.

"(Chris) Coleman pulled me and said I need you to be playing because Boaz Myhill was playing at the time for West Brom.

"It wasn't hard for me - if a Premier League club comes knocking you're going to go."

Hennessey has been understudy to long-serving Julian Speroni but finally made his Eagles debut on Sunday inthe 2-2 draw against Fulham and has praised the fans' support as "absolutely amazing".

"They're a fantastic bunch and they are a credit to themselves," said Hennessey.

"Playing in front of them was really nice it was just a shame it wasn't a home game.

"They're so loud and all that. I've come from a big crowd at Wolves and stuff, but these are very loud.

"They've me surprised me. I'm sure when I played against Palace a few years ago, they weren't as loud as they have been.

"Fair play to them, they're absolutely amazing."

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