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Crystal Palace fans react as Joel Ward’s injury is discussed by Roy Hodgson

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.

After selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United in a £50m deal, the south Londoners didn’t replace their 2018/19 Player of the Season, despite efforts to sign Chelsea’s Reece James.

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.

Did Martin Kelly lose his place in the XI unfairly?

Yes

Yes

No

No

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…

Article title: Crystal Palace fans react as Joel Ward’s injury is discussed by Roy Hodgson

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