Crystal Palace has received a significant injury boost ahead of Friday’s Premier League trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers, with manager Roy Hodgson confirming that five first-team players have returned to full fitness.
Defenders Gary Cahill and James Tomkins, who were both out with thigh injuries, are available for the game at Molineux, while striker Jordan Ayew and new goalkeeper Jack Butland are back after self-isolating following positive tests for COVID-19.
Central midfielder James McCarthy is also back in training after picking up an injury on international duty with Ireland.
“We just need to assess Tyrick Mitchell before tomorrow who picked up a knock yesterday and Joel Ward,” Hodgson told reporters on Thursday. “But I’m not making too many complaints, the squad is as big and competitive as I’ve seen it.