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Jason Puncheon: 'Roy Hodgson can help Crystal Palace push forward'

Crystal Palace captain Jason Puncheon believes that new first-team manager Roy Hodgson has what it takes to get the Eagles' season moving in the right direction.

Crystal Palace captain Jason Puncheon has expressed faith in Roy Hodgson, believing that the veteran manager has what it takes to get the Eagles' season moving in the right direction.

The 70-year-old was appointed as Frank de Boer's successor on Tuesday evening after the Dutchman was sacked following a fourth straight Premier League defeat, a 1-0 loss at Burnley.

Hodgson has been out of work since stepping down as England manager after a disappointing Euro 2016 where the Three Lions were knocked out by Iceland in the last 16.

However, Puncheon believes that the former Liverpool, Inter Milan, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion boss has the quality and managerial experience to improve the Eagles.

"He comes with a wealth of experience," Puncheon told Sky Sports News.

"He's managed some big, big players and he's managed in a wide range of leagues. He was the national manager for our country and that speaks volumes for itself.

"Structure is [going to be] important to help us push forward. We've got good players and we've got a good structure that has helped players grow and improve in the past."

Palace are yet to score in the league this season and have conceded seven goals in their opening four games this term.

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