Crystal Palace beat Newcastle United 1-0 on Saturday afternoon, but it would be fair to say that it has been a tough 2020 for the Eagles thus far.
Indeed, the victory over the Magpies was their first in the Premier League since the latter stages of 2019, and they have dropped down the table into 13th position.
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Just two goals in their last four Premier League matches suggests that they are in need of some inspiration at the moment, and some of the club’s fans have called for their manager to start handing minutes to Brandon Pierrick.
The 18-year-old has actually been on the bench for Palace’s last four Premier League matches, whilst he featured against Norwich City on New Year’s Day.
The club’s fans are now keen to see more of the midfielder.
— joel (@joelcpfc_) February 24, 2020
Play him then
— george (@GHLKCP) February 24, 2020
— Dan Tennant (@Dan_Tennant_) February 24, 2020
— Osian Davis 🇪🇺🏴 (@osian_davis) February 24, 2020
Can we please play him?
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) February 24, 2020
Simply playing Pierrick is not enough for one fan, though, with the individual in question calling for Roy Hodgson to hand the teenager a start.
— Joe 🥥 (@jffcpfc) February 24, 2020
Pierrick, who made his first ever start for the Eagles in the FA Cup against Derby County in January, could count himself unlucky that he hasn’t been given more action in recent weeks with the team struggling for results.
Saturday’s win over Newcastle certainly takes some of the pressure off, but the supporters will seemingly be watching closely to see what role, if any, the youngster has to play against Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend.