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Hodgson: Cahill unavailable for Villa clash

24 December 2020

Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he has a largely fit squad to face Aston Villa, but revealed that Gary Cahill will not feature in the clash.

The Palace manager was able to say the Eagles are fit and well-staffed for the Boxing Day fixture.

However, he added on Cahill: "Gary Cahill is injured unfortunately. He hasn’t recovered form the hamstring injury [collected v Liverpool].

"But apart from that it’s the ones we talk about every week, the long-term injuries. We only have Gary unavailable of the players we thought might be available."

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