ROY HODGSON will miss Crystal Palace's clash with Aston Villa today through illness.
Palace travel to Villa Park this afternoon looking to pick up their third win of the new Premier League season.
But they will have to do it without their gaffer, who was taken ill this afternoon.
Assistant manager Paddy McCarthy will fill in for the formerEngland manager along with Ray Lewington.
A club statement read: "Unfortunately Roy Hodgson was taken unwell earlier today and is not at Villa Park.
"Roy is in contact with Paddy McCarthy, who will take the team today assisted by Ray Lewington.
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"Roy sent his best wishes to the team ahead of the match.
"We send our very best wishes to Roy."
It's unclear what illness has prevented Hodgson, 76, from fulfilling touchline duties.
Eagles fans were quick to send their well wishes to their gaffer upon learning of his absence.
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