Crystal Palace stud Hodgson highlights Kirby for Cup defeat
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boss Roy Hodgson found positives from last nights Carabao Cup overwhelm to Bournemouth.
Nya Kirby was one of those, with the midfielder being handed his first-team debut on the right-hand element of midfield.
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"He did reasonably well," Hodgson said. "He has waited a long time. And hes another one who hasnt really played any first-team football; Im not certain he has ever appeared in a competitive duplicate during my time. So another bonus."
Another gigantic positive for the Eagles was the come back of , with hopes now that the injury-hit 2019-20 season is now firmly tardy him.
"Mamadou hasnt really played since . He had been out a crave juncture before that and then got injured again, so he played thumping seldom football in the last season for us," Hodgson vocal to the clubs website.
"He played 30 minutes tonight – well 45 minutes with the penalty shootout; he was on the hurl for a inclination juncture tonight after doing two traineeship sessions, which is somewhat incredible.
"The medical club were very reticent to charter him play, they idea it was too soon and it wasnt a righteous idea. But I spoke to him, and he thought that as want as he wasnt thrown into the deep end, as it were, he could drama a ration in the game. He did and thats another bonus for me."
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