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Hodgson feels home form the key

29th March 2019, 15:03 by Neil Foster

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson feels home form is key to their survival hopes and wants three points against Huddersfield.

The Eagles head into the weekend's fixtures sitting 14th in the Premier League standings but are just five points above the dreaded relegation zone.

The south Londoners have won nine games this season, with six of those successes coming away from Selhurst Park.

Nevertheless, the former England chief feels that winning at home, especially against the Terriers, is vital to their chances of beating the drop.

"It's very important because it's one of four home games and we haven't got enough points yet to ensure we're safe from relegation," he told Friday's press conference.

"Home games are the games one is normally expected to do well in. We still don't think winning away is our best chance at getting points, our best chance is at home because our fans give us such an advantage."

Palace have lost their last two home games - a 3-1 reverse to Manchester United and a 2-1 defeat to Brighton last time out.

However, the boss is unconcerned and made it clear that Saturday's clash is a completely different game.

"It doesn't necessarily have any bearing on our performance tomorrow," he added. "We have an almost fully-fit squad to choose from and we know the importance of the game and what's required of us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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