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21:11  08 november  2018
21:11  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.

Hodgson has managed sixteen different teams in eight countries, beginning in Sweden with Hodgson was a moderately successful youth player with Crystal Palace , but was never able to it, he decided to move on.[51][55] Prior to taking up an ambassadorial role at Inter, Hodgson was linked with the vacant with Walcott scoring the equalising goal and then assisting Danny Welbeck ' s winner.

Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck is being eyed up by Crystal Palace , according to The Sun. The paper says the struggling side are weighing up a £10 million January bid for the Eagles boss Roy Hodgson is said to be keen on the England international to help bring the goals his team desperately needs.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has denied claims that Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is a January target for his side.

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.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has this afternoon opened up on rumours of interest from his side in Besiktas hitman Cenk Tosun. Tosun has been linked with moves to a number of Premier League sides over recent months, with all of Newcastle United, Everton, Tottenham and Crystal

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has been speaking about Wilfried Zaha’ s new deal and claims it gives the club the chance to do some ‘very serious planning.’ The Ivorian forward had been linked with a move away from Palace in the summer transfer window, with Tottenham the club most heavily linked .

Hodgson discusses Welbeck's links with Palace © 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 forward was linked with a move away in the summer but no transfer materialised. Ahead of the January transfer window, however, speculation is continuing to build.

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