In the latest Crystal Palace news, winger Andros Townsend is confident the club are now going places after they avoided relegation thanks to a superb run of form under coach Roy Hodgson.
The Eagles made a horrendous start over the first two months of the season but they managed to turn it around under the former England coach.
Palace eventually finished 12th in the Premier League table after they ended the year on a six-match unbeaten run.
Four wins in five matches has now given Palace plenty of confidence for next season but the club’s fans will be hoping Townsend and Player of the Year Wilfried Zaha stay put.
The duo alongside Patrick Van Aanholt injected some serious pace into the squad last season and Townsend admits Hodgson deserves all the credit.
The former Tottenham man is enjoying himself at Selhurst Park and he is confident they can continue to improve.
He told the South London Press & Mercury: “It is a credit to the work the manager has done since he has come in. Also, to the players and the work we have put in on the training field.
“I played for him (Hodgson) before [for England], but this is the first time working with him at club level and day to day. He has got me playing well and at a level I know I am capable of. I am really enjoying the new role with Wilf, and I think we are working well together – it is just the start of good times for Palace.”
Townsend had been hoping to make England’s World Cup squad this summer but he did not do enough to impress coach Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions are priced at 14/1 to win the tournament in Russia with Ladbrokes.