Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner confirms exciting 22-year-old is 'ready' to face Manchester City

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Michael Olise hasn’t played for the club since the 2nd of February when he lasted only 11 minutes on the field.

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner says forward Michael Olise will feature against Manchester City tomorrow afternoon after returning to training last week. The 22-year-old has been battling a hamstring injury he picked up against Brighton and Hove Albion last month, but he's now been passed fit for the game at Selhurst against the Champions. 

Last season, Olise provided 11 assists for Roy Hodgson's side as they comfortably ended the campaign in midtable. His absence so far has been a blow to the club this season and they are just eight points off the relegation zone. 

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 The Austrian manager confirmed the return of the talented forward during his press conference ahead of the game. “All the players who were in the squad in the last games are fit again.

“Michael (Olise) is coming back. We spoke to the medical team and the advice is for 15 or 20 minutes. He is ready, and it gives us one more option towards the end.”

Palace needing a lift after a slow start to the Oliver Glasner era

The Eagles have earned just one victory in their last eight top-flight games and the defeat to Bournemouth has turned the pressure on new boss Glasner who took over from veteran Roy Hodgson. 

Since being appointed boss in February, Glasner has won one, drawn one and lost two of the four games he’s been in charge of so far. They now face a Manchester City side who are aiming for the Premier League title.

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Palace need to start creating chances and taking them having only scored 34 Premier League goals this season - only Everton, Burnley and Sheffield United have worse records. All three are fighting for Premier League survival.

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