Crystal Palace v Hull preview

Jordon Mutch is also expected to be involved at Selhurst Park after hip trouble.

Strikers Marouane Chamakh and Fraizer Campbell will miss out again, however. Both players are back in training after hamstring trouble but are not yet ready to return.

Mo Diame appears unlikely to make his return to the Hull starting line-up after reporting a sore knee in training.

The Senegal midfielder, who came off the bench against Southampton after a long injury absence, will be assessed before the match while manager Steve Bruce also has to cope without David Meyler (suspended), Andy Robertson (ankle) and Curtis Davies (thigh).

Alex Bruce’s badly broken nose also makes him a doubt, while Steve Harper is expected to continue in goal in place of the out-of-form Allan McGregor.