Crystal Palace chairman making Championship plans for beleaguered club

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says he has already begun planning for the club’s potential relegation to the Championship as the 17th-placed team fights for English Premier League survival this campaign. Palace are above the league’s relegation zone on goal difference and face tough matches against top-five sides Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool in three of their remaining 10 fixtures.

Roy Hodgson’s team have won just six league matches all season and are winless in their last five games. This has left Parish fearing the worst and wary of heading into the second tier Championship unprepared.