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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson highlights importance of Schlupp’s availability for Premier League return

The Eagles supervisor talks about how he’s excited to have the ability to rely on the Ghana star for the rest of the season

Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson believes the return of Ghana midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp and Cote d’Ivoire attacker Wilfried Zaha is a large enhance for their Premier League ambitions.

The two gamers are progressively warming themselves again into full match health after spending a while within the remedy room.

Palace are at the moment twelfth on the league desk because the championship returns with matchday 30 motion after the worldwide break.

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“We’ll be aided by the truth that Wilfried Zaha and Jeffrey Schlupp – two of our fundamental attacking gamers who’ve the power to do issues the opposition don’t count on – will likely be with us for these final 9 video games,” Hodgson stated at a pre-match press convention on Thursday forward of Monday’s Premier League assembly with Everton.

“I’m hoping that we’ll hold gamers slot in these final 9 video games as a result of that was a large downside for us within the start-up interval on the finish of final season, when there have been an terrible lot of video games to be performed.

“We’ll keep cracking on and try and get as many points as we can and try and finish as high up as we can.”

While Schlupp didn’t be a part of Ghana for the worldwide break, Zaha travelled to hyperlink up with the Cote d’Ivoire squad for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header in opposition to Niger and Ethiopia.

Like Zaha, Schlupp’s compatriot Jordan Ayew linked up with the Ghana squad for back-to-back video games in opposition to South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe, scoring in opposition to the latter.

“The players who played internationals all seem to be OK,” Hodgson stated on his worldwide contingent.

“There’s just one we haven’t but seen however we consider he’s tremendous, and that’s Cheikhou Kouyate [of Senegal]. He had an extended journey than the others.

“I think the only player we’re likely to get back is Tyrick Mitchell, although we’re still assessing James McCarthy and Nathaniel Clyne.”

Schlupp has made 18 league appearances for Palace up to now this season, beginning in 12 of the matches.

In these outings, the 28-year-old discovered the again of the web in a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in December and a 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in January. 

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