Last week saw Wayne Hennessey write his name into the Eagles’ record books by becoming their most capped international, continuing the shotstopper’s fine start to the season. Here he discusses how he keeps his current form in perspective, having found himself questioning his future in the game just six short years ago.
If he takes up his usual position between the sticks for the Eagles today against Liverpool, then Wayne Hennessey will complete a century of Palace appearances. Here, the shot-stopper talks about his battle to establish himself as the club’s number one, and his pride at outlasting his rivals to reach three figures.
After claiming three clean sheets in his past five outings, Wayne Hennessey is one of a number of confidence-filled Eagles performing to their maximum. Having fought hard once again to be first-choice in goal, he is hoping inspired outings like his recent display against Chelsea will help him nail down his position for good.
In the past two seasons, Joe Ledley has managed to find the Holmesdale net against Liverpool, and now he’s hoping to make it third time lucky. Fresh off his summer exploits with Wales, he has taken his fine form into the Premier League and is aiming to once again give the Reds the blues this evening.
It’s been a debate which has raged throughout the season amongst the Palace fans - who should be the club’s number one number one? It seems as though Alan Pardew has decided Wayne Hennessey is his man, helping the shot-stopper to embark on one of his best seasons to date, which could be set to get so much better.
When it comes to FA Cup semi-finals Joe Ledley has form, with a wondergoal for Cardiff City handing him the chance to play in the 2008 showpiece. After that ended in disappointment he is hoping that a second chance of glory could give him the winner's medal he desires ahead of a big few months for club and country.