Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react following Roy Hodgson’s comments on what happened to Joel Ward during the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.
The right-back punched the Stamford Bridge turf in frustration before being forced off the field with an injury, a moment that cast the spotlight on just how threadbare the Eagles are in that position.
Now, it seems as if Martin Kelly will have to be shoehorned in at right-back as Hodgson confirmed that Ward has a groin issue, although the extent of it is yet to be revealed.
One supporter tagged club chairman Steve Parish on Twitter and said “you deserve this” for not signing a Wan-Bissaka replacement, while another fan said that the lack of squad depth “really shows now”.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
That’s what happens when you don’t sign a back up when you have a chance…
— SeanCPFC (@cpfc_sean) November 11, 2019
‘We don’t have any other fullbacks at the club’ cc @CEO4TAG
— Oliver Render (@OliverRender) November 11, 2019
Guess it’s time for one of the youth players to step up
— Kiran🦅 (@SaucySchlupp) November 11, 2019
@CEO4TAG lol you deserve this for not signing a back up right back or left back
— Devion_8 (@Anthonydevion) November 11, 2019
Lack of squad depth really shows now
— M Drew (@MDrew80331460) November 12, 2019
Good job we have a back up – oh wait…
— Ian Matthews (@imatthws) November 11, 2019