Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock does not expect to be able to call on the services of strike duo Alan Lee and James Scowcroft until the beginning of December.
Both players have been sidelined for the last two months with hamstring injuries and, as a result, the Eagles have struggled for goals.
It had been hoped they would be fit enough to face Bristol City on Saturday, but Warnock said: "Lee and Scowcroft are still a couple of weeks away.
"They're having another pre-season training now and we don't want to risk them breaking down again.
"Hopefully they'll get involved in a game before the end of the week."