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Eagles duo ruled out of Town clash
Published : 24 Dec 2009 10:03:00Rss feed
McCarthy is ruled out after recently aggravating an ongoing shoulder problem. The Irish defender had surgery last month and is not expected to return for the Eagles until March. Full-back Butterfield is set to miss out with a muscle strain. The 30-year-old picked up the injury during the 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United two weeks ago and subsequently missed last Saturday's draw with Barnsley. Meanwhile, former Derby defender Claude Davis is walking a disciplinary tightrope heading into the game, as he has picked up four yellow cards this season and one more will result in a one-match suspension. Kick-off is at 1pm.