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Crystal Palace injury news ahead of Everton – Key winger set for first matchday squad inclusion

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that Michael Olise will be available for selection for tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Everton.

Olise recorded six assists when Hodgson replaced Patrick Vieira and was selected for France’s U21 squad for the Euros in the summer.

The 21-year-old winger, who signed a new deal at the start of the season, has been missing for the entire campaign after he required hamstring surgery when on international duty with France’s U21 side at the Euros.

“Ebere Eze played for 30 minutes at Burnley and came through that well, so he’s available for selection,” said Hodgson.

“Olise had some modified training last week, but he’s also trained with us fully this week, so he’s another one I’ll have in the squad available for selection. That’s two major boosts.”
Cheick Doucoure went off after 60 minutes in last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Burnley.

Doucoure has featured 10 times this season for the Eagles in the Premier League.

Hodgson confirmed that the 23-year-old missed the start of the week but returned to training on Friday ahead of the game at Selhurst Park tomorrow.

The 76-year-old added: “Cheick Doucoure hasn’t trained his week until today, but he came through today’s training, so he’s also available.

Dean Henderson, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and James Tonkins are all long-term absentees for the South Londoners.

Former Charlton loanee Rak-Sakyi suffered a hamstring injury in training last Thursday.

Our paper understands he could be out for up to six weeks.

“We’re waiting on a scan in 10 days for him to see how the injury he’s picked up has progressed,” said Hodgson.

“The injury has either got better or not got better, we’ll have a clear idea of how long we’ll have to accept being without him.”

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