- Roy Hodgson will be back in the dugout for Crystal Palace’s next game
- The 76-year-old missed their recent clash with Aston Villa due to illness.
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Crystal Palace have confirmed that Roy Hodgson will return to the dugout for this weekend’s Premier League match against Fulham after missing their previous match against Aston Villa.
Hodgson was absent for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Villa Park after falling ill earlier in the day, but has now recovered to train with the first team.
The 76-year-old has agreed to stay in charge at Palace for the season after guiding the club to safety in the Premier League last year after taking charge at a time when the team was flirting with relegation.
Hodgson had previously felt unwell between Palace’s breakfast and preparation ahead of the Villa game, sparking concerns among supporters, but the former England manager looked in good shape during training Tuesday.
Palace released a short statement alongside a photo of Hodgson confirming he was back to full health, saying: “News you love to hear.
Roy Hodgson has recovered from a short illness to take charge of training at Crystal Palace
Hodgson will return to the dugout for Crystal Palace’s Premier League clash against Fulham this weekend
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“We are delighted to confirm that Roy led training today and will be back in the dugout for Saturday’s game against Fulham.”
The London club have had a mixed start to the season, winning two matches and currently occupy ninth place in the Premier League table ahead of Manchester United, Fulham and Newcastle.
Hodgson’s assistant manager Paddy McCarthy previously confirmed the Palace boss was feeling better, saying: ‘He’s feeling better and we hope he continues to feel better and gets back with us as soon as possible .
“We had contact with him before the match and we will speak to him after the match as well.”
Meanwhile, Palace are set to be without star striker Michael Olise for a significant period of time after he aggravated an existing hamstring injury.
The France Under-21 international has been out of action since June and is now expected to be unavailable until after the October international break.
The 76-year-old Palace manager looked in top form as he trained on Tuesday.
Assistant manager Paddy McCarthy oversaw their recent defeat to Aston Villa after Hodgson fell ill