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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson delighted for Pukki over Prem success

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is delighted for Teemu Pukki over his success with Norwich City.

Hodgson watched the Finland international when he was starting his career at KTP.

He was in charge of the Finland national team between January 2006 and November 2007 before he left to take over at Fulham.

"I remember him coming through. He would have only been about 16 or 17, but I went to Fulham," the former England manager said.

"I knew he was a major Finnish talent and one they believed in, but then I lost track of his career and when he turned up again at Norwich I remembered his name and that he had been a promising player.

"He has obviously worked very hard at his game to become the player he is today after one or two setbacks, so that speaks volumes about his character and the type of person he is."

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