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Roy Hodgson Confident on Leading Crystal Palace away from Relegation

Roy Hodgson looks on during a Melbourne City A League training session at City Football Academy

A thriller is unlikely given today's two sides have only scored three goals between them in eight matches, but a better organised Palace could finally get their season up and running. I'm focused on the next one.

"I'm certain we will pull away from the mire and I'm very confident the players we have here will help us achieve our goal, which is to make certain we don't get relegated".

Crystal Palace failed to benefit from the Roy Hodgson effect as Steven Davis's early goal and two saves by Fraser Forster helped Southampton beat the Premier League's bottom club 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Hodgson's Palace side could hardly be faring worse this season, now sitting rock bottom of the Premier League table without a point to their name after four games.

But where does their shocking start stand amongst the Premier League's worst after the same amount of games?

"I really enjoyed my time with England, it was a huge honour to have the chance to work with England for four years". Very confident. I will not fulfill this task if I do not believe in the opportunities we have. Lewington is a familiar face in south London, having been Palace's assistant manager between 1994 and 2000 - including two short spells as Caretaker Manager.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

70-year-old Hodgson has about forty years as a football manager, and has managed fifteen clubs, and four countries' national teams.

Other reports suggest that Hodgson could be given £40m to spend Crystal Palace in January as they look to climb out of the drop zone.

"I didn't want to end (my career) on a bad result, but I think the 56 games and the seven defeats is not so bad", he said.

"We have created chances and deserved to score more goals than we have, but you have to convert these chances".

Selhurst Park gave Hodgson a rapturous welcome ahead of kick-off but the home fans were soon silenced when Saints took the lead.