Pablo Counago is an injury doubt for Crystal Palace ahead of the Boxing Day visit of Norwich.

The on-loan Ipswich striker suffered a slight hamstring injury during last weekend's 3-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Calvin Andrew, who was recently recalled from a loan spell at Millwall, or youngster Wilfried Zaha will step in if Counago is ruled out.

Alex Marrow will also be checked over after missing the last three matches with an ankle problem.

Fellow midfielder Darren Ambrose managed 82 minutes at Forest on his return from a leg injury and will be in the starting line-up again.

Young defender Lee Hills is still on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Norwich manager Paul Lambert will assess the fitness of Russell Martin and Wes Hoolahan before naming his side.

Right-back Martin picked up a thigh injury during last weekend's 2-1 win at Coventry - as did forward Hoolahan.

Hoolahan came on as a second-half substitute at the Ricoh Arena but lasted just 14 minutes before limping off.

Leon Barnett will miss out once again after he was given an additional two-match ban for the red card he received during the 2-0 home defeat to Portsmouth at an FA Regulatory Commission hearing.

Wales midfielder Andrew Crofts is expected to return from illness and on-loan Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury is fit despite suffering a knock on his ankle in the challenge that earned Coventry's Aron Gunnarsson a red card.

Left-back Adam Drury and defender Zak Whitbread are close to a return after calf and hamstring injuries.

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