Journalist’s “I understand” statement suggests something at Palace that Hodgson doesn’t like

Despite spending a lot of money, Dean Henderson might have to be content with being second choice in the foreseeable future.

Roy Hodgson might have had issues as a result of Crystal Palace’s late summer transfer activity.

Dean Henderson was acquired by the Eagles from Manchester United in the closing days of the transfer window for a rumoured sum of about £20 million plus add-ons.

The 26-year-old glovesman’s season was cut short by a thigh injury sustained in January while on loan at Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest.

Henderson’s pricey price tag does not ensure that he will immediately start for Palace due to the stiff competition.

In Henderson and fellow Englishman Sam Johnstone, manager Hodgson claimed he now has two “top, top-class goalkeepers” ahead of the most recent match with Wolves.

Following this, Hodgson selected Johnstone for the starting lineup against Wolves while Henderson sat on the bench, prompting many fans to wonder how the new recruit will be able to get a spot ahead of his rivals.

In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, writer Dean Jones provided the most recent information regarding Henderson’s role at Crystal Palace.

Jones has described the present goalkeeping situation at Palace, asserting that Henderson must “properly fight” to replace Johnstone in that position.

He stated:

“I don’t believe [Henderson] will soon prevail in the war. According to all I’ve learned about Crystal Palace, he needs to properly challenge Johnstone for the number one jersey.

“I’m not sure Roy Hodgson enjoys the concept of a season-long full-fledged goalkeeper war very much.

“He like to have a tried-and-true method, especially defensively, so that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and of one another.

“I’m not really sure how this will work out in terms of two goalkeepers going up against each other who truly want to play week in and week out.

However, Johnstone will start going forward, according to everything I’ve heard.

What will Henderson do next?
The change may cause Henderson a small amount of anxiety because he may suddenly find himself in a situation similar to the one he was in at Old Trafford, needing to serve as the number one backup.

When questioned about any previous contacts with the current players in his first interview with the club after his arrival, Henderson replied that he and

Regardless of who starts in goal, Johnstone and Johnstone are “great friends” and “will support each other.”

Henderson joined the team for a big transfer fee; while it is obviously too early to draw any conclusions, it would surprise fans if he were only employed as a backup goalkeeper. Henderson can hope to earn the right to play by excelling when given the chance.

The goalkeeper has also made it obvious that he wants to win over England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of next summer’s European Championship competition after losing his spot in the team to Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale, and Jordan Pickford.

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