Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has returned to full training, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, the Eagles boss confirmed that the experienced shot stopper has regained his fitness and is training with the first-team squad ahead of the game against Bournemouth this weekend.
Wayne trained for the first time today. His back went into spasm during the time he was warming up. It has happened to him three times before and it was just very unfortunate that it happened on the day of a game.
He missed the first three days of training this week but was out there training today in a modified form, and will train fully tomorrow.
Hennessey was forced to sit out of Palace’s 0-0 draw away at West Brom last Saturday having pulled up during the pre-match warm-ups. The Wales international suffered a back spasm, Hodgson has claimed.
Julian Speroni has been deputising for Hennessey recently and has stepped up to the mark. The 38-year-old was certainly worth his clean sheet at the Hawthorns and will be keen to keep his place against Bournemouth.
Hodgson also discussed the quality competition he feels his two goalkeepers are providing him with.
There is a stiff competition between the two of them always which is always something for me to resolve before a game because they are both very competent.
Wayne Hennessey kept a clean sheet (against Brighton) before Julian, and now Julian has kept one. So they are keeping me on my toes.
Hennessey has come under fire from Palace fans this season for some underwhelming displays between the posts, but he’ll be hoping for a recall when his men welcome the Cherries.