Crystal Palace have confirmed Roy Hodgson will be back in the dugout for this weekend’s Premier League match against Fulham after missing their previous game against Aston Villa.
Hodgson was absent from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Villa Park after being taken unwell earlier in the day but has now recovered to take training with the first-team.
The 76-year-old agreed to stay on as Palace boss for the season after previously guiding the club to Premier League safety last year having taken charge at a time when the team were flirting with relegation.
Hodgson previously felt unwell during the time between breakfast and Palace’s pre-match build-up to the Villa game, sparking concerns from supporters, however the former England manager looked in good form during training on Tuesday.
Palace released a short statement alongside a photo of Hodgson that confirmed he was back to full health, stating: ‘News you love to hear.
Roy Hodgson has recovered from a short illness to take charge of training at Crystal Palace
Hodgson will be back in the dugout for Crystal Palace’s Premier League clash against Fulham at the weekend
‘We are delighted to confirm that Roy led training today and will be back in the dugout for Saturday’s fixture against Fulham.’
The London club have made a mixed start to the new season, winning two games and currently sit ninth in the Premier League standings ahead of Manchester United, Fulham and Newcastle.
The 76-year-old Palace manager looked in fine form as he took training on Tuesday
Assistant manager Paddy McCarthy oversaw their recent defeat against Aston Villa after Hodgson was taken unwell
Hodgson’s assistant manager Paddy McCarthy previously confirmed the Palace boss was feeling better, stating: ‘He is feeling better and we are hopeful he will continue to feel better and be back with us sooner rather than later.
‘We had contact with him before the game and we will speak to him now after the game as well.’
Meanwhile, Palace are set to be without star forward Michael Olise for a significant period of time after he reaggravated an existing hamstring injury.
The France Under 21 international has been out of action since June and is now expected to be unavailable until after the October international break.