Roy Hodgson is under no illusions that his Crystal Palace squad needs reinforcements.

Following a January transfer window that saw only one arrival of note, Cenk Tosun coming in on-loan, it’s fair to say the Palace faithful were left underwhelmed by the dealings.

The Eagles were linked with West Brom’s Nathan Ferguson and Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen during the window, signings that would’ve gone some way to improving Palace’s problem positions, at right back and up front respectively.

Ferguson’s move collapsed over a failed medical, while Bowen ended up at West Ham, leaving both Palace fans and Hodgson deflated.

“I think we know, as a football club, that we need to make more inroads into improving our squad and rejuvenating our squad, and bringing in some fresh faces,” Hodgson aid after his sides 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United on Saturday.

“An awful lot of the faces I see every day are the same faces I have seen every day since I came to the club and inherited them.

“I think now, Chairman Steve Parish, Sporting Director Doug Freedman and the American owners, they are going to have to do a lot of thinking alongside myself and the coaching staff as to what the best way forward is and in the next transfer window what we are going to be able to do to try and ensure that this team gets stronger.”