Florin Andone wants a change of derby fortune as he eyes an outing against Crystal Palace.

The summer signing from Deportivo La Coruna is in contention for playing time after heading the winner on his first start at Huddersfield.

He knows all about the rivalry but he admits his derby record back at Depor was not the best.

Andone said: “Celta de Vigo was our big derby because the two cities are very close and there is a very big rivalry.

“We didn’t get very good results against Celta!

“Now I’m here and I’m open to new derbies.

“Tuesday is very important for us.

“We will prepare for the game as the important match it is.”

Andone was delighted to show what he could do – six months after completing his long-awaited move from LaLiga Santander for a cut-price fee after Depor were relegated.

Now he reckons both he and his current club can only improve.

He added: “We do very good things, the team is improving every match.

“We are a big team with big personalities and I think this is the way to follow.

“At home with our fans we are strong.

“I want to be at home at the fans to play again. I hope the three points stay at home.”

Andone impressed with his movement and could have scored early at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He latched on to the rebound when Jonas Lossl parried Shane Duffy’s header from a corner Andone had himself secured by holding off a defender as the ball rolled gently towards the byline.

Andone swung into shot as the ball dropped but saw it ricochet over the bar off Jonathan Hogg’s block.

In the end, his magic moment came on 70 minutes.

He said:” The goal is always very important - in the first minute, last minute.

“This goal gave me a lot of confidence.

“They were sat back and we didn’t have a lot of spaces.

“We need to keep the level to try to win the next game.

“We know it is a big month.

“This week we have three games. We won one, we have two more. I hope to get the maximum points possible.”

Andone came off the bench to help Depor draw 1-1 at Celta last season thanks to an 89th-minute strike from current West Ham striker Lucas Perez.

But that was the highlight of his four derbies in Galicia, the rugged rural and coastal region of North West Spain.

He also appeared as a sub in the 3-1 home defeat earlier in the season.

Celta did the double over Andone and company in 2016-17, 4-1 and 1-0.