Crystal Palace will check on Danny Butterfield and Alan Lee ahead of the visit of Neil Warnock's QPR.

Defender Butterfield has been sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury but is close to returning and could replace midfielder Johnny Ertl, who has been deputising at right-back.

Striker Lee has been struggling with a groin problem and missed the 3-1 win over Preston on Easter Monday which lifted Palace out of the bottom three.

Left-back Lee Hills returns from a two-match ban so Clint Hill could move back to centre-half with Matt Lawrence dropping out.

Rookie defender Nathaniel Clyne is not expected to be fit due to a hip injury.

Victory for Palace would see them leapfrog Rangers, the team Warnock joined after quitting Selhurst Park last month.

Radek Cerny will return in goal for QPR. The former Tottenham goalkeeper has not figured for the first team since January but is now the club's number one again after Carl Ikeme's loan spell from Wolves came to an end this week.

If Warnock decides to include a keeper among his substitutes then Shane McWeeney will be added to the squad, otherwise midfielder Mikele Leigertwood will don the gloves in an emergency.

Elsewhere, striker Tamas Priskin could return but defender Matt Connolly will probably miss out again with an ankle injury.

Dusko Tosic will push for his debut at left-back after joining on loan from Portsmouth recently.

Midfielders Gavin Mahon and Martin Rowlands are still out with knee injuries.

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