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Eagles defender happy to return

1st April 2019, 10:06 by Nick Harris

Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann is delighted to return to the field after an injury-affected year.

Palace defender Dann is finally making regular appearances, after over a year disrupted by injury, during which James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho became established in central defence.

A season-ending knee injury suffered by Sakho has led to Dann's recall and he remains a reliable performer at the age of 32, although he feels for his team-mate who he has replaced.

Dann said: "I've been on the receiving end of it (injury). You'd never wish that on your worst enemy let alone a team-mate.

"I'm obviously disappointed for Mama; he'll come back stronger as well.

"I've been waiting for my chance and when you get it you have to take it with both hands."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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