Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has suggested that the Eagles could give some game time to younger players in the remaining nine games of the season. Hodgson has hinted that he could hand some opportunities to the younger players in the squad, with managers able to name nine players on the substitutes’ bench.

Roy Hodgson said: “I think this period coming up, the nine games in very quick succession, it’s a good opportunity to see what there is behind the first-team, players we haven’t maybe dared to risk in the quest to achieve our goal, we might put some of those players in there. That could be very interesting. One thing that has really occurred to me, watching the Bundesliga matches, there’s a lot of young players have been introduced there and what has interested me in that respect, is that when we’re recruiting we tend to build players up abroad, ‘There’s an fantastic 19-year-old here, a incredible 18-year-old there’. But I think maybe it’s forced us to look at quite a few young players we’ve got, I’ve brought a few up to train in the first team squad, and you realise there’s probably a little bit more wealth in terms of our talent pool that we sometimes give credit for.”

By Saumil Dave

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