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Hennessey and Souare return for Watford FA Cup clash

15 March 2019

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has provided an injury update ahead of the Eagles' trip to Watford for the FA Cup quarter-final today, saying that his side will be boosted by the return of Wayne Hennessey and Pape Souare.

Having been without Hennessey for Palace's recent fixture with Brighton, Hodgson stated that the Welsh shot-stopper is "fit again after his slight problem."

He also commented on the fitness of the 'keeper's teammates, saying: "Pape Souare joined back in training on Monday and has trained all week. It's good news: his shoulder’s okay. Bakary Sako hasn’t trained for the last few days but he's not far from being fit. He picked up a minor calf problem and of course Mamadou [Sakho] is the other one.

"He’s recovering from the operation. It’s a weekly thing but we hope of course that he’ll recover. He's working very hard to recover but he only had the operation just over a week ago. It's going to take a while before we see him back even in rehabilitation and then we'll see how many weeks are left in the season.

"But he is adamant that he doesn't want to write off the season. He will do his level best but whether the injury will prevent that, we’ll have to wait and see."

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