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Roy Hodgson admits Ryan Inniss is likely to depart Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson manager

Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss has been linked with an exit from Selhurst Park.

Roy Hodgson manager

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says defender Ryan Inniss is likely to leave Selhurst Park and join a Scottish club ahead of the upcoming transfer deadline, Sky Sports reports.

While for English clubs the transfer deadline has already gone, around Europe the transfer window is still open to several leagues meaning clubs outside of England can still come in and sign players from the Premier League.

Speaking to reporters ahead of this weekend’s clash with Southampton, Hodgson admits defender Inniss is likely to join a Scottish club with the Eagles seemingly happy to move him out.

“We can't sign anybody unless two players leave the club. At the moment, I believe Ryan Inniss is likely to leave us, to go to a Scottish club,” he told Sky Sports.

"But that means we will still have 25 squad players of the necessary age and so therefore we would not be able to sign another player, because there would be no space in the group."

Inniss came through the Palace youth ranks and has spent the past few seasons going out on loan, joining the likes of Gillingham, Southend United and most recently Colchester United in League Two.

Courtney Baker-Richardson of Swansea City vies for possession with Ryan Inniss of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at...

The 23-year-old only made his long-awaited Palace debut in the recent 1-0 Carabao Cup victory over Swansea City in midweek, impressing as the Eagles progressed to the next round.

But despite finally turning out in Palace colours, the central defender is not among Hodgson’s 25-man squad for the Premier League campaign and the time may be right to let him leave on a permanent deal.

Inniss is said to be close to a move to a Scottish club, but Hodgson didn’t mention who. Rangers were said to be after a new defender (Express), but after signing Joe Worrall on loan from Nottingham Forest perhaps that rules them out.

Courtney Baker-Richardson of Swansea City battles with Ryan Inniss of Crystal Palace during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on...

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