Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson defends Jordan Ayew

By Michael Duah
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson defends Jordan Ayew
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson defends Jordan Ayew

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has jumped to the defence of Ghana forward Jordan Ayew following increasing pressure and storms of criticism.

Ayew is yet to break his Palace duck since joining on loan from Swansea City in May.

"To be fair, Jordan Ayew hasn't done badly at all," Hodgson told Football.London.

"He has done well in the games and Alex Sorloth is coming back into some sort of form. So, at least, this year there are bodies and people competing for those places."

"The facts are there starkly in front of us to tell me we are not scoring enough goals. It is not because we are not creating goal chances, but we haven’t been as good in front of goal as we would all like.”

"If we will bring in other strikers, I think it will depend on what happens with the players returning from injury," he added.

The Eagles’ next game will be against Brighton Albion on Tuesday, December 4.

Meanwhile, Ayew will be delighted to learn that Ghana has qualified for the 2019 AFCON tournament after CAF had announced it has disqualified Sierra Leone.

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