Football - Thomas missing for Eagles

Crystal Palace again look set to be without winger Jerome Thomas for the Barclays Premier League game against Sunderland because of an ankle problem.

PA Sport Report

Midfielder Yannick Bolasie (hamstring) is also sidelined, while captain Paddy McCarthy (groin) continues his rehabilitation, along with forward Glenn Murray (knee).

Manager Ian Holloway is expected to bring back his first-choice players following the Capital One Cup defeat at Bristol, with Jason Puncheon in line to make his home debut and veteran striker Kevin Phillips could face his former club.

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