Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams is unsure what the future will hold for him at the club, and has admitted that while he is keen to get into the side and impress manager Roy Hodgson, that may not happen.
Williams said at the minute, he’s just focusing on doing the best he can – and it seems he could get his chance given the midfield options are light on the ground at the minute for Hodgson, with Yohan Cabaye leaving and Ruben Loftus-Cheek of course returning to Chelsea this summer has he pushes to break into their first team.
Palace may not be finished in the transfer market yet, meaning Williams could yet be sent out on loan, or even sold.
He spoke with Express Sport, and said: “I haven’t really had much information [from Hodgson].
“I’ve just kept my head down and trained hard and played when I’ve needed to. I haven’t spoken to him much to be honest.
“I really don’t know whether Palace are looking to sign more players.
“Obviously, I’m down in the pecking order and ideally, I’m 25 this year, so I want to be playing games and enjoying and being an important part of something.
“It’s a difficult one for me, I’m not sure whether I’ll be on loan or sold or be in the manager’s plans. I think the next week or so will give me an idea hopefully.
“I”d still be hoping to push for a place in the team but looking at the squad at the moment it’s not a massive squad.
“If you look at the team it’s a very good team but the squad’s not huge.”
Hodgson did well with his side last season and while he will miss key players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the manager is looking to have a similar impact at the club and get them up the table.
Hodgson is happy at Palace, and spoke about new and extended contracts last season, when the club were in relegation trouble, noting that he will stay as long as he is enjoying things – and as long as the board want to have him there.