WILFRIED Zaha still has the full backing from manager Patrick Vieira to score more goals despite his penalty miss against Norwich City.

Palace make the short journey to Brentford on Saturday having won just one of their 11 Premier League games on the road under Vieira, with only Everton taking a fewer percentage of their points from away games.

Zaha is likely to keep his place in the side but Vieira also wants his teammates to understand the role they play in giving the forward a chance to reach his maximum ability.

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“I have said he has to score more because he has the ability to do so. He is a player who I believe, with his ability, can create more and score more,” said the former Arsenal midfielder.

“But that isn’t going to be about him by himself, he needs the team around him to perform to create those chances or put him in a situation where he can express his talent.

“When I say he can do more, it is not about him as an individual, it is about him using the quality of the players he has around him as well.

“The way we play, the chances that we are creating, to be more decisive. He has the ability to do it but the way we play as a team will allow him to do it more often.”

Zaha may have scuffed his penalty well wide at Norwich but he said he would be ready to take the next spot-kick awarded to Palace, a sentiment echoed by his boss.

“People always remember the last penalty but when you look at his record on penalties it has been really good so there is no reason why he should change,” added Vieira.

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