Palace pin hopes on Hodgson for fortune revival

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Palace, who are rooted to the bottom of the table after losing all four of their opening games, have called on former England boss Roy Hodgson to turn around their fortunes.

Hodgson's predecessor Frank de Boer's three-year contract was terminated the day before Hodgson's hiring, after his fourth consecutive defeat in the English Premier League.

Hodgson has been out of the front line since he resigned as England coach after the humiliating 2-1 defeat to Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016 last summer.

ROY HODGSON suffered a nightmare start to his Crystal Palace reign - with Steven Davis netting the victor just six minutes into his first game.

It took only six minutes for Southampton to expose the extent of the challenge Hodgson must overcome.

"It's a good team that started the season poorly".

After penning the deal, Hodgson said, "This is very much the club of my boyhood and I remember in my youth watching the club from the terraces at the Holmesdale Road end which gave me such fond memories".

As the game entered its closing stages, Southampton's Mario Lemina nearly created enough space for himself to shoot as the visitors sought the second goal that would seal the points, but was crowded out.

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The London club are yet to even score a goal in the Premier League this season.

On the other hand, the Crystal Palace hierarchy will be becoming increasingly concerned by the threat of relegation as the Eagles still lacked any offensive quality or fresh ideas despite the change of manager this week. "Everybody, I think right now, is ready to be part of the team".

Hodgson said he has got over the disappointment of the way his reign as England manager ended.

"We should have scored another goal but I am happy with the performance".

'The pressure has always been there and it'll only get stronger, ' Hodgson told talkSPORT.

The loss was the Eagles' fifth in a row at the start of the new Premier League season - all without scoring.

"We have just got to get down to working with the players, deciding which ones are the best ones to get us out of trouble".