Crystal Palace Vs Bristol City, Sat 9 Jan 2010

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Crystal Palace's threadbare squad will be boosted by the return of Victor Moses and Danny Butterfield for the home clash with Bristol City.

Boss Neil Warnock could only name four substitutes for last weekend's FA Cup win at Sheffield Wednesday with winger Moses (foot) and right-back Butterfield (hamstring) sidelined.

But both have trained this week and were joined by veteran defender Matt Lawrence, who could figure for the first time since September.

Lawrence was placed on the transfer list after the 4-0 home defeat by Scunthorpe and has been frozen out ever since, but he has recovered from a muscle strain and is set to be included.

Warnock will be without Sean Scannell (hamstring), Paddy McCarthy (shoulder) and Nick Carle, who has been on international duty with Australia.

Aptly-named youngster Alex Wynter made his debut at Hillsborough and could be on the bench again.

Midfielder Evander Sno is likely to miss out for Bristol City. The Dutchman was originally scheduled to return to Bristol this week after attending his grandmother's funeral.

But the ceremony has been put back and the 22-year-old loanee will now struggle to make it to south London in time for the weekend.

Fellow midfielder Gavin Williams has fully recovered from the head injury which ruled him out of the Christmas Bank Holiday game against Watford and will be in contention for a place in the team.

However, Lewin Nyatanga serves a one-match suspension following his sending-off against Watford meaning youngsters Christian Ribeiro and James Wilson will provide defensive cover on the bench.

Jamie McCombe remains sidelined through injury but striker John Akinde has returned early from his loan spell at Wycombe and could feature.

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Nick Carle
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Christian Ribeiro

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