Crystal Palace provide Wilfried Zaha, Nathaniel Clyne and Vicente Guaita injury updates ahead of Southampton

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Jordan Ayew has scored two goals and provided one assist under Hodgson this season, having contributed just one goal and one assist under Patrick Vieira.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed both Wilfried Zaha and Vicente Guaita will miss the trip to the St Mary’s this weekend.

Ivory Coast international Zaha is in the final months of his contract in south London and picked up a groin injury against Leicester City, which was Roy Hodgson’s first game in charge after replacing Patrick Vieira during last month’s international break.

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The 30-year-old is Palace’ top scorer this season, but in his absence, the club came back from a goal down to win 2-1 against the Foxes before thrashing Leeds United 5-1 at Elland Road last weekend.

First-choice goalkeeper Vicente Guaita also missed the Leeds United game and will not be ready for this weekend’s clash.

Manager Roy Hodgson who recorded as many Premier League victories back at Palace as he did in all 18 matches as Watford manager last season also revealed full-back Nathaniel Clyne will sit out the Southampton game due to a knee inflammation.

He told reporters ahead of the game: “The player we have lost this week is Nathaniel Clyne. He’s felt his knee, so unfortunately we won’t have the benefits of Nathaniel for this game.

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“It’s dangerous to say, but both ( Zaha and Guaita)  are making very good progress.

“Certainly both of them will be targeting games at the end of this month. That’s their target, but we have to be careful.”

Former Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards is back in training as well as forward Odsonne Edouard who picked up a knock after scoring against Leeds at Elland Road.

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