Scott Dann has revealed when he will be ready to return to Premier League action.

Asked how many more games he needs before he’s fit to be selected by Roy Hodgson, Dann said: “None!"

Dann completed 90 minutes for the U23 side in a 1-1 draw against Bristol City on Monday.

“I’m feeling really good. It’s nice to get another 90minutess under my belt. I’m feeling fit and ready to go.

“I played today because I haven’t had many minutes over the last few weeks. I’d like to get back involved (with the first team) as soon as possible.”

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Dann’s return comes nearly 12 months after picking up a knee ligament injury in the 0-0 home draw to Manchester City on New Year's Eve last year.

The 31-year-old was speaking after an eventful U23 game where Connor Wickham struck for Palace via an acrobatic effort following a corner. Hero then turned villain when,four minutes later he received two yellow cards in the space of a minute and was given his marching orders.

Despite the red card there were calls for Wickham to lead the line against Leicester on Saturday in the absence of the injured Christian Benteke.


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Before injury Dann was an ever-present in Hodgson’s side, forming a partnership with James Tomkins. Tomkins however will miss the weekend’s match after picking up a yellow card after the final whistle at West Ham.

Wilfried Zaha will also miss the weekend’s crucial game after picking up his fifth caution of the season in the 3-2 defeat at The Olympic Stadium.