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Roy Hodgson will lead Crystal Palace against Fulham as he takes training session after health scare last weekend

Roy Hodgson has returned to lead Crystal Palace training on Tuesday in some hugely positive news.

The 76-year-old missed the weekend’s clash with Aston Villa after being taken unwell earlier on Saturday.

Hodgson will be back in the dugout for the Premier League clash with Fulham this weekendGetty

The statement on Saturday read: “Unfortunately Roy Hodgson was taken unwell earlier today and is not at Villa Park.

“Roy is in contact with Paddy McCarthy, who will take the team today assisted by Ray Lewington.

“Roy sent his best wishes to the team ahead of the match. We send our very best wishes to Roy.”

However, Hodgson has been declared fit to return, with the club also confirming that he would be in the dugout for the clash with Fulham this weekend.

Hodgson came out of retirement to steer Palace away from the threat of relegation during the 2022/23 season.

He them signed a one-year extension to manage the Eagles for the 2023/24 campaign.

Palace are currently sitting in ninth spot in the Premier League despite falling to a 3-1 defeat Aston Villa at the weekend.

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We are delighted to confirm that Roy led training today and will be back in the dugout for Saturday’s fixture against Fulham

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 19, 2023

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