Roy Hodgson: loss of Holmesdale Fanatics will not affect Crystal Palace

• Influential group has lost seats in ground in row over expansion
• ‘It won’t affect me, the team or the atmosphere,’ manager says

Roy Hodgson wants an amicable solution to the spat that has seen an influential group of Crystal Palace fans credited with inspiring Selhurst Park’s vibrant atmosphere lose their seats in the ground.

The Holmesdale Fanatics, with the support of the club, have in recent years led a “singing section” at Selhurst Park. The group bring flags, drums and songs to each game and leads much of the chanting. But after a row over an attempted expansion of the section this summer, the Fanatics refused to return to their original seats and have since found them sold to other fans.

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