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Crystal Palace V Blackburn at Selhurst Park : Match Preview

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02 Nov 2012 14:01:29

Crystal Palace V Blackburn at Selhurst Park : Match Preview

Crystal Palace V Blackburn - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Fleming all set for Rovers test

Caretaker boss Curtis Fleming has no new injury problems for the clash with Blackburn.

Fleming was left in charge of the first team after assistant manager and joint caretaker Lennie Lawrence left the club to join Dougie Freedman at Bolton.

Fleming is being assisted by development coach Jamie Fullarton and first-team captain Paddy McCarthy, who is still sidelined with a groin injury and has not made an appearance so far this campaign.

The only other injury problem for Palace is midfielder Jonathan Williams, who has missed the last two matches with a groin strain.

The 19-year-old is back in training but will not be rushed into action and is unlikely to force his way into the starting line-up.

Palace are on a 10-game unbeaten run, with seven wins and three draws since the start of September.

Henning Berg has mixed news on the injury front ahead of his first game as Blackburn manager.

David Dunn, a former team-mate of Berg's during the ex-Norway defender's second playing spell at Ewood Park, remains sidelined with a calf injury sustained during the recent home win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Fellow midfielder Jason Lowe hobbled off with a hamstring problem in the closing stages of last weekend's late victory against Watford and misses out alongside Portugal Under-21 winger Fabio Nunes, who is nursing a similar complaint.

Markus Olsson is back in contention following a hamstring injury of his own, while fellow defender Gael Givet has shaken off the knock that forced him out of the action early in the second half against the Hornets.

Montenegro international Simon Vukcevic (groin) is available once more as Berg steels himself for a thorough examination against the managerless Eagles.

"They're all tough ones, so that's fine," he said. "I really look forward to the game and I feel the team is doing well. We want to continue that run, we want to build on it, develop and I really look forward to it."


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