Jermaine Easter is hoping Crystal Palace can be the club he finally calls home.

The much-travelled striker, who signed a two-and-a-half year deal from MK Dons on Friday, has played for 10 clubs, seven permanently, since leaving Wolves' academy in 2001.

Despite this, the 28-year-old has an average of one goal every three-and-a-half games and is hoping south London is the place where he can finally settle down.

"Certain things happen and certain things don't," said the Welsh international when asked why he had moved so often.

"At the end of the day the past is behind me and I want to look forward now to settling down in London and making the move successful.

"I am a goalscorer and that is what I want to bring to this team.

"That is what I thrive on and when I am scoring goals I play with confidence so that's what I look to give."

Easter, who made his debut on Saturday against Swansea, where he had been on loan until Wednesday, revealed Palace had a bid for him rejected by MK Dons in the summer but jumped at the chance to join when the Eagles renewed their interest in him last week.

"I have known about Palace's interest since August when they made a bid which was rejected," he said.

"I was disappointed it didn't happen then so I was pleased when it came up again last week.

"I think with MK Dons it was a case of using me up to until this point and then making money from me at the last opportunity as I was going to be a free agent in the summer.

"Coming here is good though as obviously it's a big club with a lot of history and it is an opportunity to play Championship football for a young, fresh manager and I am looking forward to the challenge.

"We are in a difficult patch at the moment but I am sure there is enough quality in the dressing room to get out of it."