Former Margate striker Freddie Ladapo was an unused substitute, along with teenager Jason Lokilo and South Korean worldwide Chung-yong Lee, and with Palace's only other senior striker with Premier League experience, Connor Wickham, still likely to be out until the new year, this could well be an area de Boer looks to strengthen before the end of August.
New manager Frank de Boer claimed all three are not yet fit enough to be in the starting XI or on the bench but says they will play for the U23 side later next week. It will be up to Wagner to get the most out of his defence as the attack could struggle to find the back of the net.
"Hudson's exact role in the coaching setup will be defined soon and in the interim, he will support the preparations and training for Town's Premier League debut in 2017/18 alongside Wagner and the technical staff". Smith scored four goals and added 10 assists last season. "Let's just focus on our performance, which was good, and the result was excellent".
"As a player and a potential coach, it was vital that we keep Mark here".
De Boer's appointment may signal a change in philosophy as the Dutch manager has already made his player development intentions known in the transfer market.
"I am looking forward to having the opportunity to play with the number of talented ball players that are already in this squad at the club".
"We want to make a solid club and if we achieve that, I'm as happy as when I lifted a trophy".
Crystal Palace were also the team with the biggest difference between worst price and best price returns, while Middlesbrough were the team with the smallest difference in returns, principally because they only managed to win five matches all season.
Ahead of his sides' opening fixture, the Dutchmen insists that he doesn't feel the need to prove a point to anyone despite moving to a new league.