London Evening Standard
- Mon Feb 12 1:16 PM
Crystal Palace have been given a much-needed injury boost after scans revealed Mamadou Sakho has not suffered any serious damage to his calf and will be fit to face Tottenham in two weeks' time.
- Sun Feb 11 11:01 AM
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will not use the absence of Wilfried Zaha as an excuse as his side battle against the threat of relegation. Palace lost 3-1 at Everton on Saturday afternoon.
|The way our defenders defend the situation, he had to go down to avoid them,
It feels like a relegation battle, because that's what it is,
In his own words, he feels scared something's going to happen if he plays and he's unwilling to take the risk,
said Hodgson. We're trying to encourage him.
If he recovered in a week or two it would be a fantastic effort, but it's more realistic we'd have to wait a month for him,