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Oliver Glasner confirms Crystal Palace duo out of Nottingham Forest clash

Crystal Palace will be back in action in the Premier League after a three-week break as they travel to City Ground to face Nottingham Forest. 

Oliver Glasner has picked up one win from his first three games in charge. Palace are heading into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Luton Town at Selhurst Park before the international break.

The Eagles have been really unfortunate this season with injuries. At various points this season, they have lost key players like Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Marc Guehi and Cheick Doucoure, affecting their performance and results.

Glasner has confirmed ahead of the match that Olise has returned to training but the game has come too soon for him. The likes of Guehi and Doucoure are progressing well and could return before the end of the season.

Crystal Palace will also be without the attacking duo Odsonne Edouard and Matheus Franca for the trip to Nottingham Forest. Edouard has picked up a “strange” injury during the mid-season training camp in Marbella.

Oliver Glasner shares Crystal Palace injury update

“They’re not available,” said Glasner, as quoted by London News Online.

“Odsonne is already on the pitch now and working on his rehab.

“It was a strange situation because he was sliding as a striker in training and he pressed his knee into the ground. It’s not that serious and he could be back the week after next with the team.”

The 26-year-old striker has scored six Premier League goals in 17 starts for the Eagles, and Glasner will be demanding more effort from him. He started in the 3-0 win over Burnley but has been dropped to the bench in the next two games.

Franca picked up a groin injury in the previous game against Luton and Glasner has confirmed that the Brazilian feels the pain whenever the intensity of training increases.

Earlier this week, Palace have suffered a massive blow after Sam Johnstone picked up an elbow injury. He is definitely out for the rest of the season and also doubtful for the Euro 2024.

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