Crystal Palace defender Jeffrey Schlupp could return for his side’s League match against Manchester United.
Eagles boss Roy Hodgson confirmed the player together with teammate Martin Kelly might feature in the game on Monday having returned to full scale training.
The Ghanaian international has been out for the past three months with an injury however the player is set to make his first appearance in the year 2018.
“I said last time that Jeffrey Schlupp and Martin Kelly were close to returning to full training, I think they had done one session with us before the Spurs game but they have trained all week and I am counting on those two being fit but they are the only two that are back in contention. All the other ones that were out are still injured.” said Hodgson.
Despite the return of the pair (Schlupp and Kelly), the Club will be missing key man Winfried Zaha for the big game on Monday.
“Wilfried is recovering ahead of schedule, but his running at the moment is pretty much in straight lines but we haven’t done those difficult things that need testing out for knee ligament injuries, i.e. the twisting and turning and then of course the contact with other players when you get back into normal training.”
Schlupp, 24, will need to fight his way into the starting line up at Palace following the resurging form of Dutchman Patrick van Aanholt.
By Frank Darkwah