Hodgson lacking defensive options
Mamadou Sakho will miss Crystal Palace's home clash with Manchester United on Wednesday due to a knee injury.
The former Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain defender picked up the injury in the defeat to Leicester last time out.
Hodgson confirmed he is certain to miss the game at Selhurst Park and the veteran manager looks set to be short on options at the back.
Martin Kelly will join Sakho on the sidelines after picking up a muscle injury, while right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is still nursing a hamstring complaint.
Pape Souare remains a long-term absentee after undergoing surgery on his shoulder but could be back in the ranks by the middle of March.
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