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Roy Hodgson dismisses accusation that Crystal Palace have lost their attacking edge: 'We're certainly not playing with less freedom' Crystal Palace have looked more solid defensively but are struggling to score  Manager Roy Hodgson believes his side have still created plenty of chances  He thinks teams around Eagles in lower half are enduring similar problems  Hodgson said: 'We work as best we can within parameters the club needs to set'

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 22:56 GMT, 1 January 2019 | Updated: 22:57 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Roy Hodgson has dismissed suggestions Crystal Palace have lost their creative streak as they prepare to visit Wolves on Wednesday.

Palace defended impressively on Sunday to limit Chelsea to only one goal in a 1-0 defeat when a wider margin of victory had been expected, but having fallen behind they also offered so little in the final third that an equalising goal never looked likely.

Having had to do so well to escape relegation last year, Palace have since struggled to consistently score - they have netted only five times at Selhurst Park this season - but Hodgson insists their finishing ability is his only concern.

Roy Hodgson accepts his side need to score more but thinks they are still creating chances

Roy Hodgson accepts his side need to score more but thinks they are still creating chances

The Eagles have struggled to put the ball in the net despite looking solid defensively 

The Eagles have struggled to put the ball in the net despite looking solid defensively 

To that end the promising Dominic Solanke is expected to arrive on loan from Liverpool, and the Palace manager

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