Alan Pardew hints at goalkeeping dilemma at Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew suggests that he has three goalkeeping options ahead of the FA Cup clash at reading.

 

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has said in his pre-match press conference that he is yet to decide who will play in goal for his team in the sixth round clash with Reading in the FA Cup.

 

For the majority of the season, Wayne Hennessey has donned the gloves in league and cup, with the Welsh international having made 28 appearances in all competitions.

 

However, Hennessey missed out against Liverpool last week through injury which gave an opportunity to Alex McCarthy, but the 26-year-old was at fault for the Reds' first goal at Selhurst Park.

 

That has opened the door to veteran Julian Speroni, who has spent the campaign on the sidelines but returned to the substitutes' bench against Liverpool.

 

Despite his lack of playing time, Pardew has hinted that he would have no problem in reintroducing the 36-year-old to the starting lineup for Friday's tie at the Madejski Stadium.

 

 

Palace head into the match having recorded just two points in their last 10 Premier League fixtures, but they have been impressive in the FA Cup, gaining wins at both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.

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