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June 24 2018 6.19am

Palace v Hull City

Selhurst Park, Tuesday 8.00pm



Team news

Crystal Palace have no new injuries ahead of the clash with Hull. However, defenders Paddy McCarthy (groin), Joel Ward (groin) and Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) are still missing.

Midfielders Owen Garvan (knee), Andre Moritz (ankle) and striker Alex Nimely (hamstring) are also sidelined. Forward Kwesi Appiah is available after his month-long loan spell with Yeovil finished.

Hull midfielder Tom Cairney is out and the only injury concern for manager Steve Bruce.


Roy Hodgson

"I was delighted with the result at Derby on Friday. I thought the game summed up football - some of our other performances have been better than what we produced at Derby but we had the right ingredients at the right time.

"The next game in these run of matches just feels bigger and bigger and bigger but we just try and deal with that and remain focused on the job in hand, which for us is Hull City.

"We now have two home games, can we get maximum points? I feel if we can our season is back on course. I thought at Derby we looked absolutely mentally right, we looked the same against Bristol City and before that against Middlesbrough we were probably the best we have been since I took on the job.

"Our home record is up there with the best and that is in part down to the fact that our supporters are in the right frame of mind and I canít thank you enough for that. We need energy from the stands, the fans to keep believing and getting behind us and I am sure the lads will respond to that and take us to where we want to be."

Steve Bruce

"I think supporters know me by now, I've not changed for anyone this season. No doubt about it, we'll be going down there to take them on and looking to win the game. Why should we change?

"It's not in our interests to change the way we go about it or try to hold on for a point. We know they've been a very strong side at home this season but that won't change how we go about it. We'll go there and have a go.

"There's still a long way to go but we all know it could be a big game for us. If we can go down there and beat them then we're looking at a lead of seven points with 10 games to go.

"I'm not saying that's enough but if we were to win five of our last 10 games, they'd probably have to win eight to stand a chance.

"That's a great opportunity for us but I'm sure they'll be targeting a win as well to get within a point of us. It's one of those games that could be very big for the winner. Everyone is buzzing but there's also an understanding there's still a quarter of the season still to play.

"They've given themselves a wonderful chance of doing something special together this season, but that was just the start of a big fortnight. We set the challenge of being in the top two by the time the international break comes around and that's still our aim."

George Boyd

"I am expecting some abuse for not choosing them but I am looking forward to it and have some friends and family going down. It was important to get the win and other results have gone for us. If we win Tuesday it will take us further away from Palace.

"This is the reason I joined to be second in the league and going for promotion, these are exciting times.

"There are going to be many twists and turns before the end of the season. The key is to get that momentum of winning games. At Peterborough we went 16 games unbeaten at this time of the year.

"March is a big month, if you can get a run in March it sets you up nicely for the end of the season. All the boys are together and that is vitally important at this stage."

Hull City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
2nd 35 20 5 10 65

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Hull City - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
8 5 1 2 13 9

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
27/11/2012 League Hull City 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw
17/03/2012 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Hull City draw
20/08/2011 League Hull City 0 - 1 Crystal Palace win
30/04/2011 League Hull City 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
11/12/2010 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Hull City draw

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 4-0 Hull City

Sunday May 14 2017

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Schlupp, Kelly, Tomkins (Delaney, 86), Zaha, Cabaye (McArthur, 62), Townsend (van Aanholt, 75), Benteke, Milivojevic, Puncheon

Subs not used: Campbell, Speroni, Flamini, Sako

Goals: Zaha (3), Benteke (34), Milivojevic (pen 85), van Aanholt (90)

Bookings: Cabaye, Puncheon, van Aanholt

Hull City: Jakupovic, Ranocchia (Bowen, 45), Maguire (Davies yellow card, 50), Dawson, Robertson (Maloney, 45), Grosicki, Clucas, N'Diaye, Elmohamady, Niasse, Goebel

Subs not used: Marshall, Dieumerci Mbokani, Elabdellaoui, Huddlestone

Bookings: Davies, Dawson, Robertson, Clucas, N'Diaye

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