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Patrick Vieira delivers injury news on Will Hughes, Joachim Andersen and Chris Richards ahead of Crystal Palace’s clash against Brentford

Patrick Vieira has confirmed that Will Hughes will travel with the squad for tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Brentford.

The Crystal Palace boss also revealed that defensive duo Chris Richards and Joachim Andersen both trained on Friday morning.

Hughes was forced off in the second half during last weekend’s 1-1 draw with rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.

Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League, Selhurst Park, 11 February 2023
Picture : Keith Gillard

The 27-year-old has started three of the last four outings in the Premier League.

“He’s struggled this week,” admitted Vieira of the former Watford midfielder. “He just had training with the team yesterday and trained with the team today. He’s fine and he will be travelling with the team.”

American centre-back Richards was expected to start last weekend’s draw with Roberto De Zerbi’s side, but a back injury ruled him out of the match and allowed James Tomkins to start alongside Marc Guehi.

Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Premier League, Selhurst Park, 18 January 2023
Picture : Keith Gillard

Tomkins scored the equaliser – capitalising on a mistake from Robert Sanchez – to earn Palace a point.

“Chris is still not 100 per cent,” said Vieira. “He trained this morning, but we just need to wait to assess how he is going to be tomorrow.”

Andersen has missed the last four league games after he picked up a calf injury in the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.

“He trained the last couple of days,” said Vieira of the former Fulham defender.

“With the issues that he has had, we will have to wait and see if there will be a reaction in the next day,

“He has trained the last couple of days with the squad.”


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