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SportHodgson dismisses claims that Palace will move for Welbeck

19:55  08 november  2018
19:55  08 november  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Hodgson claims Townsend cannot do much more

Hodgson claims Townsend cannot do much more Roy Hodgson has hailed Andros Townsend’s impact at Crystal Palace, saying he cannot do much more than he is currently. The 27-year old winger, who is aiming to score more goals this season, has already scored twice – the same amount he managed last campaign. Both goals were against West Brom in the Carabao Cup, meaning the former Tottenham and Newcastle wide-man has yet to score in the Premier League. However, Hodgson isn’t worried, and has claimed that he is happy with Townsend’s all-round contribution so far this season. Talking ahead of his side’s clash against Chelsea on Sunday, Hodgson said: “Well he can’t do more than he does, which is work very hard on his game and the tactical side of the game that we work on, and to give his all, that’s all he can do.” “The fact is we are creating chances and with the quality of players we have, I am sure they will be converted sooner rather than later.” “But it is good to hear the players are accepting that responsibility and taking on that accountability, and I find that very consoling to know that the messages we are preaching are getting across and the players are taking responsibility.” “He has been an ever present since I have been here, because his work rate, his endeavour, his determination and his professionalism has been an enormous help in last season’s fight for survival, and it will be an important factor for us this season as we try to move up the table.

Roy Hodgson (born 9 August 1947) is an English football manager and former player, currently managing Premier League club Crystal Palace .

Crystal Palace could make a January move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck as they look to ease their struggles in front of goal, according to the Sun. His Arsenal contract runs out in the summer, with no new terms having yet been offered, and that has alerted Palace boss Roy Hodgson .

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has rejected claims that the club will move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck in January.

As quoted by Football London, the Eagles manager addressed the media as he looked ahead to his side’s Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.

Hodgson was quizzed over whether or not he was planning to move for England international Welbeck in January, amid reports that a move was being readied by Palace.

The experienced manager was quick to quieten down the speculation, however, and stated that no discussions regarding a move for Welbeck have taken place. Hodgson said:

Hodgson reserves praise for Palace star ahead of Chelsea clash

Hodgson reserves praise for Palace star ahead of Chelsea clash Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson praised Andros Townsend as he looked ahead to his side’s fixture against Chelsea this weekend. The Eagles boss previewed his team’s trip to Stamford Bridge, with the club looking to get back to winning ways, and was quick to lavish praise on experienced winger Townsend. As quoted by Football London, Hodgson hailed the England international and said: “Well, he can’t do more than he does, which is work very hard on his game and the tactical side of the game that we work on and to give his all, that’s all he can do.” “He has been an ever-present since I have been here, because his work rate, his endeavour, his determination and his professionalism has been an enormous help in last season’s fight for survival, and it will be an important factor for us this season as we try to move up the table.” Townsend has been a key player for Hodgson since his appointment at the club and has featured regularly this season. The 27-year-old has made 10 Premier League starts but has not yet contributed with a goal nor an assist. This has led to questions over Townsend’s ability to produce for the Eagles, but Hodgson evidently remains confident that the former Tottenham Hotspur man can still provide the goods for the team. Hodgson will be hoping that Townsend can repay his faith in him on Sunday as Palace bid to claim an unlikely scalp against unbeaten Chelsea.

Hodgson knows Welbeck from his time as England boss, when he gave the player 25 of his 42 international caps so far. Palace would have to at least match that salary to convince Welbeck to join their relegation battle but know that Premier League survival would more than justify the cost.

Crystal Palace could make a January move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck as they look to ease their struggles in front of goal, according to the Sun. Hodgson 's Gunners counterpart Unai Emery "is happy for Welbeck to remain part of his Arsenal squad for the rest of the season," but Arsenal will

Hodgson dismisses claims that Palace will move for Welbeck © David Ramos/Getty Images Sport David Ramos/Getty Images Sport

“I must be perfectly honest with you and say that I haven’t had a serious meeting with the scouting department – they are getting on with their work and we have several meetings scheduled later in November and December.”

“Maybe then they will tell me what they are thinking in various positions, but if you ask me now: ‘Have I spoken about Danny Welbeck or has anyone spoken to me about Danny Welbeck’, the answer is no. So I have no idea where this has come from, you would have to ask the person who wrote it I guess.”

Welbeck has not been a prominent figure in Unai Emery’s plans at Arsenal this season, with the Spaniard opting to utilise Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette as his primary attacking options.

The striker’s future remains under intense scrutiny but following Hodgson’s recent comments, it seems a move to Selhurst Park is an unlikely outcome for Welbeck.

Hodgson dismisses claims that Palace will move for Welbeck © Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Sport Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

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