Crystal Palace forward Kwesi Appiah has revealed he is closing in on a return from an anterior cruciate ligament injury on his twitter account.

The Ghanian striker suffered the unfortunate injury whilst on international duty last June and has been working towards his return ever since.

Appiah joined Palace during the 2012 January transfer window from non-league outfit Margate but has made just six appearances for the club amidst several loan spells.

He impressed on international duty for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations last year, though, and could provide some much-needed competition for Alan Pardew’s side in the striker’s department.

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The 25-year-old has never played in the Premier League but did spend some time on loan with Reading in the Championship last season, scoring once in six appearances.

Palace manager Alan Pardew will hope Appiah can challenge Emmanuel Adebayor for a starting place and finally fulfill his potential, after a couple of frustrating years mostly spent out on loan.