Crystal Palace fans have had it with Puncheon after Boro defeat

Jason Puncheon was handed his third start of the season in the Carabao Cup as the Englishman continued to try and push his way into Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side.

The 32-year-old had been ruled out with a cruciate ligament rupture for the second-half of last season, and has found minutes hard to come by this campaign with just a two-minute substitute cameo all he has to show for in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace had travelled 265 miles from south London to the Riverside Stadium for the Wednesday night match against Championship opposition, and made a number of changes from the team that drew at the weekend with Arsenal.

Puncheon was handed another rare start but failed to see out the game as it showed he is struggling for form.

The Croydon-born star now has in future in doubt, with his 71-year-old manager coming out after the game stating that despite being a part of his plans “who knows what January is going to bring.”

Some Eagles fans will certainly have a smile on their faces after hearing that.