Skipper Paddy McCarthy (groin) remains a long-term absentee and fellow defenders Joel Ward (groin) and Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) will miss out again, although the latter pair are edging closer to fitness.
Midfielders Owen Garvan (knee), Andre Moritz (ankle) and Alex Nimely (hamstring) are also on the injured list.
Winger Wilfried Zaha shrugged off an ankle knock to play in the 1-0 win at Derby on Friday night and came through unscathed so he will start, while midfielder Jonathan Williams could be recalled after dropping to the bench at Pride Park.
Striker Kwesi Appiah has returned to Selhurst Park following a month-long loan spell with Yeovil.
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