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Palace striker move falls through

3rd January 2019, 03:27 by Michael Holland

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace remain in the hunt for striking reinforcements after a loan move for Dominic Solanke collapsed.

Jordan Ayew's first goal of the season and Luka Milivojevic's penalty secured a late but deserved 2-0 victory for the Eagles at Wolves on Wednesday.

The Eagles have scored just 19 times in 21 Premier League games this season and victory eased Palace's goal worries after a switch for Liverpool's Solanke fell through with concerns over his fitness.

"It seems to be (dead). It was a club decision and we were interested but it turns out there were other factors involved and it wasn't the right moment," said Hodgson, who confirmed Jason Puncheon is closing in on a move to Huddersfield.

"I do feel disappointed for the player because he made up his mind in our favour but it didn't work out in the end. These are things you accept as a manager because there are elements which are beyond the coaches' control.

"If there are other players the club can bring in I won't be adverse to that because we have a very small squad and we don't have a lot to back us up.

"We are on the look out and the chairman and technical director are anxious to do what they can."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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