Crystal Palace handed enormous injury boost ahead of must win Brentford clash

Crystal Palace will hope that Wilfried Zaha comes through a week of full training ahead of their weekend game vs Brentford.

Crystal Palace fans have been lifted with the news that Wilfried Zaha is back in training ahead of their trip to the Gtech Community Stadium to face an in-form Brentford side.

The Ivory Coast and Palace forward has missed the club’s last two games after picking up a hamstring in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle at Selhurst.

He also watched on painfully from the stands as the Eagles drew 1-1 with rivals Brighton and Hove Albion in the league last week but he’s back in training as Palace look to get back to winning ways.

Zaha’s return is a massive boost to manager Patrick Vieira who is still chasing his first Premier League win this year, only last week the concern within the club was that Zaha would be out till March, so the fact he’s back in training will give Brentford something to think about.

Despite what feels like an underwhelming season so far, Palace are still 12th on the league table and looked really good against fourth placed Newcastle United and Manchester United at Selhurst.

They appeared to be lucky to have gotten a point against Brighton who dominated a large part of the game, but the Eagles could point to the absence of Zaha who is the club’s highest scorer again this season with six goals and two assists.

The 30-year-old is out of contract this summer but with no firm interest elsewhere so far, Palace fans are urging him to stay and get a statue erected for him at Selhurst when he finally retires.