Hodgson’s Crystal Palace suffer new injury blow

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace could be without Julian Speroni for eight weeks after the goalkeeper picked up a knee injury in training.

The Sun claims Eagles boss Roy Hodgson faces a goalkeeping crisis as Wayne Hennessey is his only experienced option in that key position for a crucial part of the relegation fight.

Speroni has started 11 Premier League matches for Palace this term, the last of which was the 3-2 home defeat to Arsenal on December 28.

The 38-year-old had been on the bench since then, but was missing from the squad altogether when Palace drew 1-1 with Newcastle last weekend.

Having sustained the injury in training, further tests have shown Speroni will not be back until April.

Dion Henry, a 20-year-old keeper signed on a free transfer from Peterborough last summer, is Hodgson’s back-up option until then.