London Evening Standard
- Tue Sep 19 9:38 PM
Roy Hodgson got his first win as Crystal Palace manager on a night when Pape Souare returned to first-team football a year after he was involved in a serious car accident.
- Sat Sep 16 2:49 PM
Crystal Palace became the first team in Premier League history to lose their first five games without scoring as Roy Hodgson's tenure began with a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
|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,
Hodgson told a press conference: 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.
We are short on numbers, there's no question of that,
said Palace boss Hodgson. So we have to hope the young lads we've got in [during the January transfer window] can step up to the plate a little bit quicker than expected, or one or two of our talented Under-23 boys can step forward and...