Cameron Jerome will face a late test on a knee injury ahead of Crystal Palace's New Year's Day clash against fellow Barclays Premier League strugglers Norwich.
The striker, on loan from Stoke, was forced off during Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Manchester City but Eagles boss Tony Pulis is hopeful of having Jerome available.
Midfield duo Stuart O'Keefe and Kagisho Dikgacoi have returned to training following minor muscular injuries but Jack Hunt, Glenn Murray, Jerome Thomas and Adlene Guedioura remain out.
Norwich hope to have forward Gary Hooper fit to face Crystal Palace on New Year's Day after he was troubled by a tight muscle in his leg against Manchester United.
Centre-half Michael Turner returns from suspension, but midfielder Jonny Howson remains doubtful again following his back problem.
Midfielders Anthony Pilkington (hamstring) and Alexander Tettey (ankle) are on course to return in January, while winger Elliott Bennett (knee) is a long-term absentee.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Price, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Mariappa, Moxey, Puncheon, Kebe, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, O'Keefe, Williams, Gayle, Chamakh, Jerome, Phillips, Bolasie.
Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Bassong, Turner, Olsson, Fer, Johnson, Redmond, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Hooper, Bunn, Becchio, R Bennett, Josh Murphy, Elmander, van Wolfswinkel, Whittaker, Howson.