sport news Connor Wickham insists he is now fit enough to start for Crystal Palace

Connor Wickham insists he is now fit enough to start in attack for goal-shy Crystal Palace following more than two years out with injury Connor Wickham is back in the Crystal Palace squad following return from injury Striker has made three substitute appearances in recent weeks for goal shy side Only Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United have scored fewer goals this term

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 10:25 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 10:58 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham has tempered his targets for 2019, with fitness his first objective.

Rather than set a goal target, Wickham is just keen to play more after two years out with a serious knee injury.

'I've not really set myself any targets this year,' Wickham said. 'Every year I say 'this year is my year'. In the season it's just about now staying fit, being in the manager's eye and being available for selection. Hopefully that's what I'll achieve.'

Connor Wickham believes he can solve Crystal Palace's goal scoring problem

Connor Wickham believes he can solve Crystal Palace's goal scoring problem

The striker missed a good opportunity to equalise in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday

The striker missed a good opportunity to equalise in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday

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