Crystal Palace man Jeffrey Schlupp has set his sights on a top-half finish for his side this season.

The Eagles are currently sat in 14th place and have begun to climb up the Premier League table after a dismal first half of the campaign.

Schlupp recently featured and scored in Roy Hodgson’s side’s comfortable 2-0 win against fellow strugglers Fulham, pushing them further away from the relegation zone as the fight for survival grows more intense.

Palace are currently five points adrift of the top half of the table, but the winger spoke optimistically about the club’s chances of progressing towards the final stretch of the season.

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Speaking after the team’s win against Claudio Ranieri’s men on Saturday at Selhurst Park, as quoted by Football London, Schlupp said:

Without getting carried away, we’ve got a lot of top players and we found ourselves in a position where we don’t feel we should be. But you know how the Premier League is, you never know what’s going to happen.

We’ve just got to stick to our task, win some more games and score some more goals. We can then start looking up to the other half of the table.

The Ghanaian international has been sporadically used by Hodgson throughout the campaign so far. 

He has made 21 Premier League appearances but only nine of these have come as starts. Schlupp has, however, found the net on four occasions.

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