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SportRoy Hodgson reveals Palace Injury news ahead of Watford trip

18:20  14 march  2019
18:20  14 march  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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

CRYSTAL PALACE boss Roy Hodgson has been handed a huge injury boost ahead of Saturday’s trip to Huddersfield. Last weekend’s clash with the Saints was made harder when Wilfried Zaha suffered a groin injury in training the day before the game.

Roy Hodgson reveals Palace Injury news ahead of Watford trip © Dan Istitene/Getty Images Sport Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League

Roy Hodgson has revealed Crystal Palace’s injury news ahead of their trip to Watford this weekend, with Wayne Hennessey confirmed to be returning for the Eagles.

Palace had been without their preferred shot stopper, but will have the Welshman back for the trip to Vicarage Road.

Speaking at the press conference, Hodgson also revealed several pieces of injury news, including updates on Bakary Sako and Mamadou Sakho.

Roy Hodgson reveals Palace Injury news ahead of Watford trip © Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport Alex Livesey/Getty Images Sport

Hodgson said, via @CPFC

No, nothing really [injury-wise]. Wayne Hennessey’s fit again, Bakary Sako’s not trained but isn’t far from being fit, and Mamadou is recovering from his operation. It will be a while before he’s in rehab. Pape’s okay.

Palace have had an indifferent run of form, losing only 2 of their last five but only picking up the two wins to go alongside it.

They will be looking to pick up some valuable points against Watford, who sit in eighth place in the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Palace continue to look over their backs, with the Eagles sitting only 7 points off the 40 point mark that would more than likely keep them in the Premier League.

Zaha and Wan-Bissaka train ahead of Huddersfield test.
Crystal Palace duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka both trained ahead of the Premier League clash with Huddersfield Town, as reported on the official club website. Both players were forced to withdraw from international duties after suffering injuries but manager Roy Hodgson is hopeful that both will be fit to play tomorrow. Hodgson said: “They’ve both been nursing injuries. However, they were out in training this morning, so if nothing happens in terms of reaction overnight, I’m hoping they will be fit to play but it is touch-and-go.” Palace go into the match knowing that anything other than three points would be a disappointment.

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