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Pape Souare continues recovery by featuring for Crystal Palace U23s

Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2017 in London, England.

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Crystal Palace's Senegalese defender Pape Souare (R) gestures to Crystal Palace's Dutch defender Patrick van Aanholt as he starts the second half after missing most of last season, during...

Crystal Palace were given a boost last night as defender Pape Souare continued his recovery from injury by completing 70 minutes for the Eagles' U23 side in their 3-1 victory at home to Watford.

The Senegal international didn't suffer any setbacks during the game, as reported by the Croydon Advertiser.

Souare has yet to play in the Premier League since suffering a broken thigh and jawbone following a car crash in September 2016, but is now closing in on a return to action and will hope to eventually push for a place in Roy Hodgson's team.

Pape Souare of Crystal Palace celebrates with Jairo Riedewald of Crystal Palace after coming on the pitch during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield...

So far this season Souare has played twice for Palace in the EFL Cup, while he was on the bench for the recent Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Crystal Palace are back in action on Saturday when they host Everton and Souare will hope to be included in the squad for that fixture, although the club will understandably be eager not to rush his recovery.

A General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on August 12, 2017 in London, England.

Souare joined Crystal Palace from Lille in 2015 and has made 57 senior appearances for the club.

Hodgson's side remain bottom of the Premier League and wouldn't be able to move up the table even with a win against Everton.



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