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Guedioura eyes Palace return

Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura hopes to hand Tony Pulis a major boost by returning to action next month after injury.

Guedioura has been on the sidelines since the start of November after suffering a punctured lung and two broken ribs in the defeat to West Brom.

The injury was a blow for Guedioura as the 28-year-old was establishing himself as a key figure in the Palace side after arriving on transfer deadline day from Nottingham Forest.

The Algeria international is making good progress in his recovery and is eager to get back playing and help new boss Pulis in the battle for survival.

"I am progressing well and I am doing my rehab at the moment from broken ribs," Guedioura told Sky Sports. "With broken ribs you can't do too much sometimes even if you are feeling well, but at the moment I am feeling well and I expect to come back soon.

"I am working hard to come back soon and help my team, my team-mates and the manager to stay in the Premier League."

Guedioura admits he is looking forward to working under Pulis who has guided Palace to two wins in his first three games in charge.

"I spoke to him [Pulis] and I am looking forward to working under him and we are all working to be in the Premier League next season," added Guedioura.

"It was a difficult start and it was sad when we lost Ian Holloway, but sometimes this happens in football and now we have to look forward.

"We are working with the manager Tony Pulis at the moment and we are in a good dynamic and in good form and we want to continue that.

"Tony Pulis is a very experienced manager in the Premier League and I am sure he is going to give us that little extra to be in the Premier League next season.

"We have to follow him and do well for the team."

Interview courtesy of New Era Global Sports