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Crystal Palace Vs Burnley, Sat 18 Sep 2010

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Wilfried Zaha returns to the Crystal Palace squad for the home game against Burnley.

The rookie striker has completed a three-match suspension after being sent off at Portsmouth in the Carling Cup last month.

However, Zaha is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench after Everton loanee James Vaughan's hat-trick heroics against Pompey in the league on Tuesday night.

Edgar Davids has been on compassionate leave following the recent death of his father and if the Dutch veteran remains unavailable boss George Burley could name an unchanged side following their 4-1 midweek success.

On-loan Tottenham striker Jon Obika is close to returning after a calf injury but Darren Ambrose (leg), David Wright (calf), Lee Hills and winger Sean Scannell (both knee) are still on the sidelines.

Burnley manager Brian Laws has no major injury concerns.

Striker Chris Iwelumo has been nursing a hamstring injury but still managed to score a hat-trick against Preston last weekend and play 68 minutes at Middlesbrough in midweek.

The summer signing from Wolves will be assessed ahead of the trip to the capital but is expected to be passed fit.

The Clarets remain without midfielder Chris McCann as he recovers from a long-term knee injury, but Laws is confident his men can record their first away win of the season.

He said: "We'll go to Crystal Palace full of confidence and if we play like we did at Middlesbrough I'll be a happy man."

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Lee Hills
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