Crystal Palace have received a much-needed boost in the form of defender Joel Ward returning to training.
According to football.london, the centre-back is participating in practice sessions ahead of the Eagles’ clash with Tottenham at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Manager Roy Hodgson is expected to deliver a positive update on Ward in his press conference before the game.
“But I think they took their chances when they came, which is what Chelsea do. It’s frustrating not to come away with a point after a great move to get us back in the game.
“But I think I said to the lads earlier, the positive is that we’re always going to create chances.”
Ward has missed Palace’s last three games with a muscle injury but is reportedly poised to return, adding more depth to Hodgson’s back line.