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Hodgson compares Mitchell with AWB and suggests he could have played more

20 July 2020

Speaking with BT Sport ahead of Crystal Palace's clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening, manager Roy Hodgson discussed full-back, Tyrick Mitchell, who receives his first Premier League start this evening at the age of 20.

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Hodgson smiled, and drew a small comparison with renowned Academy graduate, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, when asked if Wolves is a tough test for a Development prospect.

He said: "The last time we put a full-back in from the Academy, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, that was against Tottenham [Hotspur], and he's come out of it all pretty well.

"We're hoping Tyrick can do the same. He's been around the first-team squad really for a year, albeit he lost a lot of time this season through injury. He would have featured more often I think had he not been injured so much.

"But he's been fit for the period before the lockdown, during the lockdown and after the lockdown. So I should think he's champing at the bit to get out there tonight and test himself out."

Hodgson also includes Development prospects Sam Woods, Nya Kirby, Brandon Pierrick and 17-year-old John-Kymani Gordon in his squad tonight.

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