Ayew trying to get goals for Crystal Palace, says Hodgson

The Ghanaian forward has once again earned the backing of his manager despite struggling to hit good form with the Eagles

Crystal Palace coach Roy Hodgson says Ghana striker Jordan Ayew is working hard to get back to top form. 

 

With the Eagles picking just one win from their last eight matches, Ayew has come under intense pressure following his goal drought since a loan move from Swansea City in August.

 

However, his coach has hinted that he may not bring in a new striker during the January transfer window to beef up their attacking options.

 

"I'm afraid it is a very naive way of thinking. The fact is there aren't many January transfers where you bring in players who transform a team that has been struggling to scoring goals," Hodgson said, as quoted by Football.London.

 

"At the moment, we have a number of attacking players, and [Christian] Benteke is not too far away. [Jordan] Ayew, [Alexander] Sorloth and [Connor] Wickham are all training every day and trying to get into the team to score goals.

 

"I am pretty confident at the moment that, given the way that we play, and the way we have played up to now, that the goals will come anyway.

 

"And I certainly don't believe there is a magic solution out there that no one else has ever thought of or considered, or been able to buy, to come in here double our goalscoring tally, because he has still got to play in our team."

 

Ayew was an unused substitute in Palace's last two games against Burnley and Everton.