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Hodgson unwilling to discuss 'six-pointers'

29th January 2019, 16:30 by Aidan Perkins

Roy Hodgson believes it is premature to say Crystal Palace's Premier League trip to Southampton is a relegation "six-pointer".

Only goal difference separates Palace and the Saints in the table heading into Wednesday's St Mary's clash, with the two relegation-threatened teams just three points above the drop zone.

But manager Hodgson feels now is not the time to start thinking each game is so crucial in the scrap to avoid the drop.

He said: "It is too early to talk about six-pointer games.

"There are still 15 matches left to play and that's an awful lot of football. You should keep your powder dry when it comes to discussing six-pointers for the last four or five games of the season, when it is then pretty obvious what may happen.

"There are 45 points left to play for and normally 37 or 38 points keep you in the league."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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