Dougie Freedman still expects more from Mile Jedinak after the Australian's match-winning performance for Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Jedinak has been in inspired form in recent matches and broke his goalscoring duck for the Eagles at the weekend with the winner in the 1-0 victory over Peterborough United.

His Eagles career started unspectacularly as he struggled to adapt to the Championship but now he has settled he has begun to command matches from midfield.

And Freedman thinks the 27-year-old can only get better.

"I think he has a little more to go," he said.

"Four or five months ago, I was telling everyone that Mile still had to reach his potential and they were raising their eyebrows, which is fine, they are entitled to their opinion.

"But my track record shows I understand the players and where they can get to.

"Mile is starting to become familiar with his surrounding and the environment he works in every day.

"His performances are starting to merit his man-of-the-match awards and the pats on the backs he gets from his team-mates.

"He gets in there and is not afraid, and if you are going to score you must not be afraid to miss a few times.

"He is improving his performance every week and it resulted in him getting his goal.

"He is a fantastic professional and is in every morning trying to get better - he has dedicated his life to football and I think there is still a little bit more to come from Mile."

Palace's victory at the weekend made it six games unbeaten and brought them to within eight points of the play-offs.

It was the 12th time this season they have won by one goal and their 15th clean sheet in the league - putting them top of the shut out pile alongside Hull City and Reading.

"We are still growing and still have a long way to go," added Freedman.

"But if we can keep that back door closed we are improving going forward.

"This division is very tight, not many teams will run away with a result.

"Most games will be a 2-1 or a 3-2 or whatever and we are starting to emerge as a team that does that.

"Hopefully, that will move us up the league."