Crystal Palace star makes toothless admission ahead of crucial Aston Villa clash

Crystal Palace will hope to bag their first win of the year when they travel to Birmingham to play Aston Villa this weekend.
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Crystal Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne admits his team has to start scoring goals ahead of their  visit to Villa Park this weekend.

The Eagles have not won a game since bonfire night and are on an eight game winless streak- but they have picked up draws against Manchester United, Newcastle, Brighton and HoveAlbion, Brentford and Liverpool recently.

They have scored the fewest number of goals of all teams in and around midtable and Wilfried Zaha, their top scorer with just six goals has missed the last three games due to a hamstring issue.

Jordan Ayew has one goal in 24 games, Jean-Philippe Mateta has one goal in 20 appearances and Odsonne Edouard has two goals in 2.

Patrick Vieira’s side have only won just six games all season and their last home win came back in October last year.

“I think there’s still a lot of room for improvement,” Clyne told the club’s website.

“We haven’t won at home in a long time and I think we need to start picking up points, wins at home, especially for the fans, who deserve it.

“We’re going to keep trying hard and working hard in training and hopefully we can get the next win.

“It’s about taking our chances. We haven’t really been too clinical in front of goal in our [recent] run of form, and that’s something we need to change if we want to pick up all three points.

“It starts on the training ground and hopefully we can then replicate it on the match day.”

The south London side will hope to have Wilfried Zaha back after he just missed the home game against Liverpool having returned to team training a few days prior.