The South Africa international this week joined Palace on loan from Fulham and could be set for an immediate debut with doubts lingering over the fitness of fellow midfielders Neil Danns and Alex Marrow.
Danns (back) and Marrow (ankle) were forced to miss last weekend's defeat at Coventry and will be handed late checks. Nathaniel Clyne is playing despite a persistent knee injury which has restricted his training and he should be patched-up again.
Fellow full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury. Winger Kieran Djilali this week joined Chesterfield on a month's loan.