Jordan Ayew has received commendation from Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson following his latest form at the Club.
The Ghanaian attacker is on fire for the Eagles having scored two goals in his last two matches for the Club.
Ayew netted his first League goal of the season in Palace’s shocking 2-1 win over Manchester United at old Trafford.
He again got on the score sheet on Saturday, scoring the match-winner in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa, a Club the 27-year-old once played for.
The former Olympique Marseille forward look to have gradually found his grip in the Crystal Palace team after struggling to come to the part in his maiden spell with the Club where he managed just a single goal in all competition.
Roy Hodgson is overly impressed with the output of the Ghanaian international who is turning to be the new poster boy at the Club.
“Had he not scored the goal today, I would still be heaping praise on him because of the work he does for us, his tactical understanding, the number of times he does the job we want tactically to help other players take up the positions they need to take up. I’m not just talking attacking-wise, I’m talking defending too,” Hodgson said after the game, as reported by his club’s official website.
“When he puts the icing on that cake by scoring a goal last week and a goal this week, then it’s happy days – there’s no doubt about that.
“It’s in particular happy days for him and it’s happy days he deserves. Last season, he didn’t get as many opportunities as he would like to have had.
“There were many times he found himself on the bench as a substitute and wasn’t even getting onto the field of play but never once did he stop working hard in training.
“Never once did he stop trying to do the right things in training. Players like that, when their moment arrives, as a coach you feel really happy for them.”
The Black Stars forward is most likely to lead the attack one more time when Crystal Palace take on Tottenham Hotspurs in the next game.
By Frank Darkwah