Nathaniel Clyne will train at former club Crystal Palace to get fit again after the release of Liverpool
Nathaniel Clyne will train with former club Crystal Palace to get back in shape after Liverpool release him as defender pushes for contract at Selhurst Park
- Clyne was released by Liverpool after missing the entire season due to injury last season
- His former club Crystal Palace offered right back the chance to get fit
- There is the potential for free agent Clyne, 29, to land a contract with Palace
- Manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that he will train with the first team from Monday
Former Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne will train with Crystal Palace to improve his fitness and potentially earn a return to Selhurst Park.
Right back Clyne, 29, was released by the Premier League champion in June after missing the entire season due to a cruciate ligament injury.
Clyne made it through the academy at Palace and played 137 times for the club between 2008 and 2012 before signing with Southampton.
Nathaniel Clyne will train at his former club Crystal Palace after his release from Liverpool
The right back missed the entire season with an injury and has not played since a loan spell at Bournemouth in 2018/19
Current manager Roy Hodgson played 14 times against Clyne as England manager and has now allowed the free agent to train with his side for the remainder of September.
He could have the chance to win a contract at Palace with Hodgson needing cover in the fullbacks when he starts training from Monday.
Hodgson said, “He didn’t train with us today, I didn’t see him.
‘He came to be tested so that he can participate in training in the coming weeks, where he would like to show his fitness to us and other clubs.
Clyne made it through the youth rankings at Palace, making 137 appearances for the Eagles
Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed that Clyne will have a chance to get fit again
“We are happy to welcome him into the fold and give him that chance.”
Palace signed right back Nathan Ferguson this summer with Joel Ward and Martin Kelly other options in that position.
Ward started their Premier League opener against Southampton, a 1-0 victory, last Saturday, while Kelly played in the Carabao Cup defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday-evening.
Clyne has not played a senior game since May 12, 2019, when he was loaned out to Bournemouth from Liverpool.
His last appearance for Liverpool before that was on December 29, 2018.