Vicente Guaita

Crystal Palace handed double injury boost ahead of Southampton

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has this afternoon provided updates on the fitness of goalkeepers Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey.

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

The Eagles are set to travel to St. Mary’s to take on Southampton tomorrow night, in a Premier League clash.

Palace head into proceedings full of confidence, on the back of a morale-boosting victory last time out.

The capital outfit put fellow Londoners Tottenham to the sword by 2 goals to nil on Sunday evening, to secure their place in the 5th-round of the FA Cup.

Juan Foyth

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Juan Foyth of Tottenham Hotspur battles for possession with Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on January 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

3 losses from their last 4 in the Premier League, though, have seen Palace slip to just 3 points clear of the relegation zone.

As such, a positive result versus fellow relegation candidates Southampton will no doubt be viewed as crucial for the Eagles ahead of kick-off.

Palace’s goalkeeper conundrum

And the hopes of tomorrow night’s visitors have today been boosted, by the return of a pair of players to fitness.

As confirmed by Roy Hodgson in a press conference this afternoon, goalkeepers Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey have recovered from their respective injuries, and are available for selection at St. Mary’s:

Hodgson also provided a brief update on both Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke, after the former notched Palace’s opener on his return to the starting lineup versus Tottenham on Sunday, and the latter impressed in a short cameo off the bench at Selhurst Park:

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