Roy Hodgson is confident his Crystal Palace squad will be looking much stronger by the time the Premier League season gets underway. Palace has sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50million, but players moving the other way has been slow, with Stephen Henderson and Jordan Ayew the only new arrivals so far.
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Hodgson admits he is frustrated with the lack of activity, but expects that to change sooner rather than later, and is hopeful he will eventually get the players he wants. “I thought we were pretty much all on the same page, that we definitely need players, because our squad is very small. But I’m afraid at the moment we’re still there with the ones that started pre-season training,” said Hodgson.
“Sporting director, Doug Freedman, and our chairman, Steve Parish, I know they are working hard to find the right people to bring in. I’m confident that before the start of the season this squad will look bigger in terms of numbers and stronger in terms of the quality of player we bring in.”