Crystal Palace's Lee Chung-yong 'flustered' after seeing deadline day return to Bolton Wanderers collapse

Roy Hodgson manager

The former Bolton Wanderers winger was due to rejoin the Trotters from Crystal Palace.

Chung-yong Lee of Crystal Palace looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

Lee Chung-yong has admitted to being 'flustered' after missing out on a return to Bolton Wanderers from Crystal Palace.

Lee was due to be loaned back to Bolton, where he spent six years before joining Palace in February 2015.

A deal failed to materialise, however, with the 29-year-old's representatives, Inspo Korea, telling the Yonhap news agency it was his manager, Roy Hodgson, who pulled the plug.

Roy Hodgson manager

It is claimed that Hodgson made 'an urgent request' for Lee not to be released after another Palace winger, Bakary Sako, suffered an injury against West Ham United on Tuesday.

And Lee, it seems, was not best pleased. "It makes me flustered as the loan deal was cancelled due to my teammate's sudden injury," the player said, as quoted by Yonhap. "I'll forget what's happened. Now, I'll just try hard and give my best on the pitch for the remainder of the season."

Lee has only played 271 minutes of club football this season, across just six matches.

Crystal Palaces French-born Malian midfielder Bakary Sako reacts to a missed chance at goal during the English FA Cup third round football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and...

Sako's injury could boost his first team chances, however, although the 78-cap South Korean would have to make quite an impression to remain at Crystal Palace, where his contract is due to expire in June, beyond the end of the campaign.

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