What Crystal Palace have just said about Roy Hodgson ahead of Fulham fixture

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson missed the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa after falling ill just hours to the game over the weekend.

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Crystal Palace assistant manager Paddy McCarthy says he’s been in touch with manager Roy Hodgson and described his situation as ‘feeling better’ after their game against Aston Villa over the weekend.

The Eagles had to announce on their socials that their manager would not be with the team after he fell ill hours before the game at Villa Park. Odsoone Edouard gave the south London side the lead before two goals from the host turned the game on its head.

The players could be forgiven to be thinking about their manager who according to sources prepared the game before his sudden ill health, but Paddy McCarthy who stood in for him says he’s been in touch and signs are good.

He is quoted by South London Press: “He’s feeling better. We’re all hopeful that he will continue to feel better and he will be back with us sooner rather than later. All the preparations were done with Roy. In between breakfast and the pre-match meal, he felt a bit unwell – that’s when we found out.

“We just had to continue as we prepared. There is a lot of stuff going on when the game is going on. Just before the game, we had contact [with Hodgson] and we’ll speak to him now after the game as well.”

The Eagles finished midtable last season and despite losing Wilfried Zaha and the injury to Michael Olise, they have still had a decent start to the season with seven points from five games that have seen them win against Sheffield United and Wolves.