Hodgson Ready For Tough Run

Hodgson Ready For Tough Run

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace will carry on doing what they are doing as they head into a tough run of fixtures. Following the 2-0 defeat against Everton at the weekend, Palace are just two points above the relegation zone in 15th place, having won only two of the first nine games.

Palace’s next four league fixtures see them face Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United, but Hodgson says their preparations will remain the same heading into that tough-looking schedule.

“My mindset is that we’ll continue to do what we’ve been doing,” he said. “We’ll continue to prepare as best we can to make certain the players know what they are going to come up against.

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“We’ll continue to work hard at the way we play to make certain we’re as organised as we can possibly be. And then of course we’ll be hoping the chances that come our way are taken and we’re able to defend well enough to stifle the opposition.

“Certainly in most of the last games we haven’t exactly been staring down the barrel of a gun for long periods of time in terms of the opponents scoring, but we can do a bit more ourselves, and I think we started to show that (against Everton), In the first 60 minutes, we were quite dangerous I thought.”