As the dust begins to settle on Palace’s 2-2 draw with Everton last Saturday, Roy Hodgson and his players have begun preparations for this weekend’s visit from Stoke City, who travel to Brighton for tonight’s televised fixture with Chris Hughton’s Seagulls. I’m sure it’s a game plenty of us will be keen to keep an eye on for a number of reasons.
This evening, we have news of a shock link between Patrick van Aanholt and Manchester City ahead of the January transfer window, see am assist and a 89th minute winner from 22-year-old Keshi Anderson on loan at Swindon Town, hear from Ruben Loftus-Cheek about the measures he has in place to deal with a long-term back injury and get some inside info from the gaffer over his desperate search for a new first-team goalkeeper after openly questioning the quality of his current recruits.
Whilst I try to steer clear of ever pointing the readers of HLTCO in the direction of anything The Sun have taken the time to publish, it’s probably worth highlighting their claim over the weekend, that Patrick van Aanholt is a shock transfer target for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ahead of the January transfer window.
Somewhat surprisingly, Palace’s Keshi Anderson hasn’t been amongst the goals too often since moving on loan to Swindon Town earlier this season but on Saturday away to Yeovil Town, he helped the Robins to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory with a goal and an assist in the second half.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek had been looked upon as a doubt to take part in Palace’s game with Everton last Saturday following his exploits with England but the Chelsea loanee ended up starting the game and winning Man of the Match in the middle of the park.
Roy Hodgson may not have been in a particularly cheerful mood following Palace’s 2-2 draw with Everton but he did tell the press about his plans to sign another first-team goalkeeper as soon as the January transfer window opens.