Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson has no considerations over Mamadou Sakho’s health, with the centre-back set to return to the beginning line-up for Tuesday’s go to of Bournemouth.
The Eagles are on the verge of a defensive damage disaster with Joel Ward (knee), Scott Dann (ankle) and Gary Cahill (knee) dominated out of the midweek Premier League conflict.
Dann began Saturday’s 2-Zero win at Burnley however was compelled off within the second half which allowed Sakho to make his first look in over two months for Palace.
A knee damage after which a muscle drawback had hampered his begin to the marketing campaign, however the former Liverpool ace will hope to kick on once more at Selhurst Park when he makes simply his second begin of the season in opposition to the Cherries.
“Mamadou Sakho is nice,” Hodgson mentioned. “He’s been match to play for a interval however in fact we have been blessed at centre-back with good performances from Gary Cahill and James Tomkins.
“He’s needed to look ahead to his likelihood, however he has performed a sport for the Below-23s, performed on Saturday for a substantial interval within the second half, so I’ve no fears about his health.
“We hope it’s not a ligament harm subject (for Dann). We hope it’s a kick, however in fact it’s far too quickly and too near the sport for him to get better.
“He’ll miss tomorrow’s sport, as will Gary. We hope to get better the pair of them for the sport on the weekend (away to Watford).”
Tuesday’s fixture at Selhurst Park will see 72-year-old Hodgson go up in opposition to Eddie Howe, who’s 30 years his junior.
Bournemouth’s supervisor has been linked with different golf equipment currently, with Arsenal looking for Unai Emery’s substitute and Everton boss Marco Silva underneath stress.
And whereas Hodgson was fast to level out he was not making an attempt to prise Howe away from the south coast outfit, he did admit the 42-year-old is able to taking cost of one of many greatest golf equipment within the Premier League.
He added: “I feel his report is admittedly excellent and what he has accomplished at Bournemouth is kind of distinctive.
“Eddie has put collectively an excellent group, they play wonderful soccer and they’re very nicely organised, so all of the stuff you would need to see in your group he has produced for the Bournemouth house owners and the followers.
“I’d be very stunned if his identify isn’t linked with different jobs once they come up.
“And he could discover himself in the identical place as Wilfried Zaha and plenty of others that it won’t be as simple for him to go away Bournemouth as a result of I don’t suppose the Bournemouth individuals could be delighted to see him go.
“The very fact there are individuals on the market who take a look at him and what he does and say ‘this can be a good supervisor and is perhaps somebody we want’ doesn’t shock me one bit.”