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Jason Puncheon’s Huddersfield troubles shows Crystal Palace made the right transfer decision

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Jason Puncheon’s Huddersfield troubles shows Crystal Palace made the right transfer decision

Jason Puncheon has been left out of the Huddersfield Town squad for the past two matches, following reports of a fracas with manager Jan Siewert.

The loanee has struggled immensely in his short spell in Yorkshire, revealing Crystal Palace made the right decision when offloading Puncheon on loan this January.

Puncheon had been at Selhurst Park since 2013 after joining from Southampton, and proceeded to make over 160 appearances while scoring 16 goals and providing 22 assists.

 

Yet injury and form derailed the first half of his 2018/19 campaign, with the midfielder only registering five league appearances for the Eagles, all substitute appearances lasting no longer than six minutes.

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As a result, Palace loaned Puncheon to relegation-threatened Huddersfield, a move that has been justified ever since. There was simply no place for Puncheon in SE25, and his poor form at Huddersfield shows he would have failed to make an impact in the second half of the season as well.

In five matches for the Terriers, Puncheon has been involved in four defeats and a draw, and he has failed to provide a goal or an assist. And in Huddersfield’s rare win against Wolves — their first of 2019— Puncheon was left out of the 18-man squad.

Once a formidable Premier League attacking talent, Jason Puncheon appears to be suffering a severe drop in form, and Crystal Palace will be delighted they loaned out the midfielder this winter.

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