Roy Hodgson delivers enormous Wilfried Zaha update ahead of West Ham clash

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Crystal Palace lost for the first time since Roy Hodgson’s return last weekend but the Eagles have been boosted by the return of Zaha ahead of West Ham.

Crystal Palace have been strengthened by news that top scorer Wilfried Zaha has returned to training, after missing the last three games due to a groin injury picked up in the 2-1 win against Leicester.

Palace lost their unbeaten streak following a 2-0 loss to Wolves and will want to quickly get back to winning when they host West Ham at Selhurst this weekend.

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The Hammers have endured a difficult campaign but the board stood by manager David Moyes and now they are gradually drifting away from the drop zone. West Ham are five points clear of relegation going into the weekend’s game while Palace despite the defeat to Wolves sit 12 in the league table with 37 points.

Under Roy Hodgson who was drafted in when the board felt Patrick Vieira was heading in the wrong direction, the Eagles have scored improved massively with, three wins, one draw, and one defeat in the last five games.

The likes of Eberechi Eze and Micheal Olise look reborn to go along with the lifted mood. Manager Roy Hodgson has recovered belief within the scout and has had to cope without the experience, talent, and desire of star man Wilfried Zaha who was injured in his first game back.

“Wilf Zaha has trained a few days this week, so we can add him to the squad, which is good,” Hodgson told the press ahead of the game against West Ham.

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“We’re delighted to see him back on the training field doing the sessions and exercises we’ve been doing because, for the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen him running around, trying to bring his fitness up to the level which will enable him to take part in a Premier League match.

“Otherwise, it’s the same group that has been playing these last four or five games.”

Joachim Andersen who was forced off in the defeat to Wolves last weekend is also back in training and likely to walk straight back into the team this weekend.

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