Crystal Palace manager Roy Hudgson has lauded the contribution of Jordan Ayew after playing his first preason game for the club on Saturday.
The 27-year-old who made his move to Palace permanent after a season on loan from Swansea City- climbed off the bench to help the Eagles thump Bristol City 5-0.
He signed a three-year deal that will keep him at the Selhurst Park until 2022.
"People like Sakho and Jordan Ayew coming back, and in Jordan’s case his stay with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations and in Mama’s case a long injury programme, I think we’ve got to be satisfied today that we got them back on the field today," Hudson told the club's official website.
"Ayew brings an incredible desire, work ethic and spirit to the team. I thought today he tried really hard – sometimes too hard – but he still did some fantastic things, not least of all defensively, he becomes that extra defender in midfield when you lose the ball."