According to a report in The Athletic, Crystal Palace talisman Wilfred Zaha will return to face West Ham in tomorrows Premier League game.
The Palace contact rebel has been absent since Palace’s 2-1 win over Leicester on April 1, but he returned to training this week and Eagles boss Roy Hodgson confirmed he will be on the bench for tomorrows game.
Despite Zaha’s absence, Palace have won twice in four games with the likes of Eze, Ayew and Michael Olise in outstanding form. Hodgson’s team certainly didn’t miss Zaha’s attacking threat as they smashed Leeds and Southampton to all but secure their Premier League safety.
Hodgson has done a decent job following the club’s decision to dispense with the services of former manager Patrick Viera. He was mandated with guiding the South London club to safety which he has accomplished with room to spare.
“Wilfred Zaha has trained for a few days so we can add him to the squad which is good,” Hodgson said, speaking to the press ahead of the West Ham game.
“We’re delighted to see him back on the training field, doing the sessions and exercises. The last couple of weeks he’s been running around bringing his fitness up to be able to be part of a Premier League match”.
It’s doubtful this means he’ll start the game against David Moyes side.