Official Crystal Palace update confirms 'bad news' ahead of Newcastle United clash

Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)
Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner says the injury is “bad news” ahead of the Premier League clash vs Newcastle United.

Crystal Palace will be without six first-team players for tonight’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United with Rob Holding their latest casualty.

Holding has made just one appearance for the Eagles since joining from Arsenal last summer, and that was all the way back in September when they lost 3-0 to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

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The 28-year-old had been sidelined for four months with an ankle injury before returning to the bench for Palace’s 5-2 win against West Ham United on Sunday. However, he won’t be involved for the visit of the Magpies after picking up a hamstring injury.

Jonny Evans of Manchester United competes for the ball with Rob Holding of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup Third Round match. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images,)Jonny Evans of Manchester United competes for the ball with Rob Holding of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup Third Round match. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images,)
Jonny Evans of Manchester United competes for the ball with Rob Holding of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup Third Round match. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images,)

“Unfortunately Rob Holding is injured again,” the Eagles manager Oliver Glasner confirmed at his pre-match press conference. “It is tough because he is just back from injury.

“We don’t know the degree but it is something with his hamstring, so we don’t know how long it will take. He will definitely miss tomorrow's game and I think Saturday against Fulham. That is the bad news, but the other players are fit.”

Palace are also without Sam Johnstone, Cheick Doucoure, Jefferson Lerma, Marc Guehi and Matheus Franca, although will have January signing Adam Wharton available despite an injury scare at the weekend.

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“[Frustrating] for all of us, especially him,” Glasner added on Holding. “When you come back after a long injury and work so hard, and then see him smiling in training with the team and his first time in the squad.

“But sometimes it happens, especially if you are not used to team training or your body isn’t used to it. It happened, and we have to accept and learn from it, so it doesn’t happen again.”

Newcastle, meanwhile, are set to be without 10 players. Callum Wilson is in line to return after two months out with a pectoral muscle injury but the likes of Kieran Trippier, Joelinton, Nick Pope and Miguel Almiron aren’t yet ready.

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