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Jordan Ayew needs patience & self-belief- Roy Hodgson

By Michael Duah
Jordan Ayew Needs Patience & Self-Belief- Roy Hodgson

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is positive that Jordan Ayew will in due time find his scoring touch and confidence for the English League club.

The 27-year-old is yet to score his first for the struggling English Premier League side but Hudson believes the Ghanaian will be important to the London side's season.

The Black Star who is on loan from Swansea City is yet to break his duck for Palace since joining the Eagles in the preseason.

"I am not concerned in the sense that I am worried that these two players don't understand what their jobs are and what they need to do to get better and score some goals, I am not worried at all," Hodgson said after the team’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea.

"But of course I shall be more than happy, like all supporters of my club, when those goals start to go in, because it will be great for the player concerned and his confidence will grow, and he will feel it is reward for the work he is putting in each day on the training field,” he added.

"And those guys couldn't be doing more every day in terms of their effort and determination to do well, and the rest of us will get the reward too, from seeing the benefits of the goals and the points and the fans will see that too.”

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Hodgson was further prompted to gives his views on the Ghanaian’s ability.

"Absolutely. He needs to continue believing in himself, like all these players," Hodgson said.

"I don't know if it happened this year, but for the last two years in the first six or seven games, Harry Kane was being held up as someone who has lost it because he hasn't scored in the first half a dozen games. That's the way it is."

Ayew will have another opportunity to open his scoring account when Palace at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 10 November 2018.