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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson urges players to maintain focus

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has urged his players not to lose their survival focus.

Sitting in 13th, it appears that Hodgson may be close to guiding Palace into a seventh back-to-back Premier League season; furthering our longest stint at the top.

Hodgson, 71, said: "It's going to be another tough game on Saturday but we'll take each game as it comes - that's all we can do, and keep believing.

"Keep believing that we'll be preparing at the end of this season for yet another year in the Premier League which, if you're Crystal Palace and you're going into your seventh year [in the Premier League] that's not a bad achievement you know.

"To be fair, when I saw Crystal Palace as a boy lose their place in the Third Division South and take their place in the newly formed Fourth Division, seven years at the high level we've been playing at here, now, would have been a pipe dream."

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