Crystal Palace Vs Peterborough United, Sat 30 Jan 2010

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Neil Warnock will send out a patched-up Crystal Palace side for the home game against Peterborough.

Warnock could name only three substitutes at Newcastle on Wednesday night with teenage striker Victor Moses withdrawn from the squad ahead of his anticipated move away from the administration-hit club.

Alessane N'Diaye was also pulled out at the last minute while Claude Davis (neck), Paddy McCarthy (shoulder), Sean Scannell (hamstring) and Darryl Flahavan (jaw) were sidelined.

To make matters worse defender Johnny Ertl lasted just four minutes before limping off with a hamstring injury which makes him another doubt.

Veteran centre-back Matt Lawrence came on for Ertl and could be in line for his first start since being transfer-listed in September.

Midfielder Nick Carle, who has been in talks with a club in China over a potential move, also made a rare appearance.

Peterborough manager Mark Cooper will hope to have striker Craig Mackail-Smith back for the trip.

Mackail-Smith missed the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Preston in midweek through illness but he is expected to be fit to return at Selhurst Park as Posh look for a first point of 2010.

Cooper has more problems in midfield however, after winger Chris Whelpdale and central midfielder Josh Simpson both picked up knocks against North End as former boss Darren Ferguson emerged with victory.

The duo are both rated as 50/50 to feature so Paul Coutts and Tommy Rowe could return.

Defender Gabriel Zakuani is still out with a groin injury and Wales international Craig Morgan will sit out the third and final game of his suspension.

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Peterborough United
Paul Coutts
Nick Carle
Craig Morgan
Bristol City
Darryl Flahavan
Chris Whelpdale
Darren Ferguson
Gabriel Zakuani
Preston North End
Tommy Rowe
Sean Scannell
Craig Mackail-Smith
Victor Moses
Nick Carle
Claude Davis
Crystal Palace
Paul Coutts

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