As Crystal Palace fell to another defeat on the weekend against Stoke, the belief around the club that they’ll be able to battle their way out of the relegation scrap is slowly fading.

Since Sam Allardyce took charge of his first game as Eagles boss on Boxing Day at Watford, Palace have only won one Premier League game and have picked up just four points from a possible 24 which has seen them slip to 19th in the table.

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey believes Palace were unlucky to lose against the Potters last time out and promises that he and the rest of the squad will continue to fight for the cause.

“We deserved something today but it’s a cruel game. A draw would have been a decent result for us,” the Welshman is quoted as saying.

“We had our chances but so did Stoke and they took their opportunities. But it’s great to be back fighting and we’re going to fight until the end of the season. Last week against Sunderland, we let down the fans, our families and the club but hopefully today we showed that we’re up for the fight. It’s very tight down at the bottom but the whole squad believes we can stay up.“

Next up for Palace is the visit of Middlesbrough in another relegation six-pointer that they cannot afford to lose.

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