Ventola in Palace return
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nicola Ventola has returned to action for Crystal Palace after six months out.Nicola Ventola made a successful return to action for Crystal Palace as he scored in their emphatic 8-0 reserve win over Portsmouth on Tuesday night.
The on-loan Internazionale striker will now be targeting a return to first team action after being sidelined since September with knee and ankle problems.
Since his temporary move from the Serie A giants in the summer, the striker has featured just twice as a substitute for Iain Dowie after suffering the debilitating run of injuries.
However the London outfit could now welcome Ventola back to play a part in their bid to avoid the drop, as they are currently just one point shy of the desired 17th spot.
The Italian hit-man was replaced at half time of his reserve run-out after six months out of the game.