Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has revealed that his side have more injury worries ahead of their game against Manchester United at the weekend but would not say who was affected.
Palace are already without Yannick Bolasie, Jerome Thomas, Jack Hunt and Jonny Williams.
“We’ve had a slight knock somewhere, but I’m not going to say anything to keep them guessing.
“One of the new players may have to come in. I’ve lost someone who was in the team last week, so I have to put someone else in.”
Glen Johnson confirmed what was reported earlier – that his ankle injury was not as bad as first feared. With initial reports claiming that he would be out for around ten weeks, the defender tweeted to say
“Injury doesn’t seem as bad as first thought, hopefully be back sooner than originally expected. Thank you everyone for the ‘Get well’ messages,”
New reports claim he will be out between five and six weeks.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is a doubt for Tottenham as he is suffering from a dead leg however he was able to take part in training today [Thursday].
Aaron Lennon should return after the winger recovered from a foot injury.
The majority of the squad returned from international duty with no issues ahead of Spurs game against Norwich on Saturday.
Andre Villas-Boas added
“Gylfi had a dead leg, although he did the beginning of training today (Thursday).
“Erik Lamela arrived back (from Argentina’s match in Paraguay) this morning, but most of the players are fit and looking good. We are ready to go into the game.”
Etienne Capoue remains sidelined with the ankle problem he picked up during Spurs 1-0 defeat in the north London derby during the last round of matches.by