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Crystal Palace’s injury and unavailability woes look to be improving, with the Premier League side releasing an image of injured goalkeeper Steve Mandanda training on their official Twitter page.

The Eagles find themselves in a relegation scrap this season, with Sam Allardyce’s men looking short on inspiration and missing a host of key players in recent times.

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However, as can be seen above, goalkeeper Mandanda looks close to making a first-team return and has been training with the squad of late.

The 31-year-old France international moved to Selhurst Park in the summer after eight years on the books of Marseille and made nine Premier League appearances before getting injured.

Wayne Hennessey has been deputising for Mandanda of late and is capable at Premier League level, but the Frenchman’s experience in European and international football could see him given the nod to play when available again.

Palace currently sit second bottom of the division on 19 points and return to action with a home game against Middlesbrough next Saturday.