Routledge gets fitness warning

Last updated : 10 December 2002 By PalaceMAD

Routledge came on a second-half substitute in Palace's game against Millwall on Saturday but played only 23 minutes before being withdrawn because of a thigh strain.

"The word went out to ask him how he was and he was struggling because he has trained for four days in the last seven weeks," said Francis.

"I demand a high level of fitness from my players and his fitness levels are way down. He needs to improve."