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Crystal Palace hero set for return from injury

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Glenn Murray is close to a return to football following his cruciate knee injury which has seen him out-of-action since the Crystal Palace's playoff campaign last season.

Crystal Palace assistant manager, and former caretaker boss, Keith Millen has said that a number of stars are close to a return from injury with Murray among them.

Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Millen said: "On Wednesday, we didn't have one single player in the treatment room."

"Jack Hunt is probably the furthest away from returning but Glenn Murray is out on the field now, as is Jerome Thomas," he added.

The news that Murray is back "on the field" will be receive well by Palace fans, whose team currently sit in 18th place in the Premier League and in desperate need of goals.

"He's [Glenn Murray] not in full training yet but he joined in the warm-up on Wednesday just to get him back in with the lads again," Millen said.

"He then went off to do extra work after but there's no contact activity with him yet. It was just great to see him back."

The 30-year-old hitman was in unprecedented form last term, netting 30 times for the Eagles as they chased promotion to the Premier League.

His 30 strikes for Palace played a major role in securing their place in the playoffs, but was tragically injured in the semi final versus Brighton and Hove Albion.

In an interview with the Croydon Advertiser in December, Murray said: "I am hoping to play some part in January and, having been part of the group that helped us to go up last year, it will be nice to step on to the field [in the Premier League] and try to help us to get results."

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