Hodgson - Palace looking to spoil Spurs' party
Roy Hodgson is hoping his Crystal Palace side can ruin Tottenham's big day when the two teams clash in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The match will be Spurs' first official fixture at their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and they will be keen to mark the occasion with all three points, particularly as they have failed to win any of their last five top-flight games.
Palace, by contrast, took a giant step towards survival following their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield last time out and Hodgson admits his side are looking forward to being involved in the first match at Spurs' new ground.
"It looks very impressive, from the type of things that have been shown on TV; a 3D presentation. It is going to be absolute state of the art and that is what you expect," Hodgson told reporters.
"It is going to be a wonderful occasion for the people who are there and it is going to be a great occasion for the players."
The former England boss insists Palace will not be merely there to make up the numbers, however, and he fancies their chances of spoiling Spurs' big day.
"We are looking forward to playing in that stadium and regard it as a great opportunity to mark it ourselves," the 71-year-old added.
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.