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Norwich City Vs Crystal Palace, Tue 19 Oct 2010

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Norwich will be without defender Elliott Ward for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Ward collected his fifth booking of the season during Saturday`s goalless draw at leaders QPR and will miss out through a one-game suspension.

Left-back Adam Drury is also a doubt after he limped off against Neil Warnock`s men with a calf strain so former Rangers man Steven Smith is in line to start.

Dane Jens Berthel Askou is in contention to start in the centre of defence in place of Ward as Zak Whitbread and Michael Nelson (both ankle) remain sidelined.

Midfielder Andrew Surman remains a casualty with a knee injury while forward Wes Hoolahan will continue despite missing a crucial penalty at Loftus Road.

The Canaries remain in third place and a win over Palace could move them level on points with second-placed Cardiff.

Manager George Burley will be without defender Claude Davis for Palace's trip to Carrow Road.

The 31-year-old was sent off for the second time this season during Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Millwall and, subsequently, has been handed a four-match suspension.

However, his loss is slightly offset by on-loan Everton striker James Vaughan's return from suspension.

The 22-year-old, who has missed the The Eagles' last three games after receiving a red card against Derby, looks set to be restored to the starting line-up.

Darren Ambrose (leg), David Wright (calf)and Neil Danns (knee) will again be sidelined, as well as Lee Hills and winger Sean Scannell (both knee).

Palace are currently second bottom in the npower Championship and will be hoping to move out of the relegation zone with a win.

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