Crystal Palace fans react as Luke Dreher makes his pro debut

Crystal Palace’s 5-3 thriller with Bournemouth saw Eagles boss Roy Hodgson give rare minutes to both Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham, who came on for Wilfried Zaha and Michy Batshuayi, while the former England boss also handed a first league appearance to academy prospect Luke Dreher.

The midfielder was brought on in place of Andros Townsend in the dying minutes and nearly managed to get on the scoresheet, although he was beaten to the lofted ball into the box.

Having seen the huge impact that Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had since breaking through to the first team from the youth setup, the 20-year-old will surely be targeting a big 2019/20 season and hoping that he can play his way into the starting XI.

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With the likes of Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate, Max Meyer, James McArthur and Luka Milivojevic to compete with for a starting berth, Dreher will have his work cut out for him, but it’s surely a challenge he’s ready to undertake.

Here’s what the Selhurst Park faithful had to say to the starlet on Twitter post-match…