Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has claimed that the club needs to sign four or five players to continue their good form, reported the Daily Mail.

Palace secured a 2-1 comeback victory over West Ham on Boxing Day thanks to a late Jordan Ayew winner.

This victory meant that Palace are ninth in the table with half the season over, a miracle according to Hodgson.

‘We’ve got to try to stay in the league,’ Hodgson said. ‘We’ve got such a small squad and we can’t keep asking for miracles. If we can get through Christmas and the chairman can give me four or five new players than we can do extremely well.’

Palace will be looking to get in some attacking reinforcements in the January transfer window with only Watford having scored fewer goals in the top flight this term.

The Eagles did some shrewd business in the summer – signing Gary Cahill for free, James McCarthy for three and a half million pounds, and Thursday’s hero Ayew for just under three million pounds.

According to Hodgson the club needs to enter the market again to add depth to the squad with injuries taking a huge toll on the team, especially in defense.

Gary Cahill, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, and Mamadou Sakho have all missed some parts of the campaign so far due to injury.

Hodgson has done a commendable job so far, guiding the team to a 12th placed finish last season and the board should back him in the transfer market this winter.

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