The Valley, Friday 7.45pm
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman may decide to give on-loan Blackburn striker David Goodwillie a full debut. The manager will check on Mile Jedinak and Kagisho Dikgacoi who were on international duty for Australia and South Africa respectively in midweek.
Midfielder Jonathan Williams could feature after his recent a calf injury, while captain Paddy McCarthy is out for an extra month with his groin problem.
Charlton forward Ricardo Fuller could make his first start against his former club. Matt Taylor is still missing with a foot injury, so another former Eagle in Leon Cort is set to stay at centre-half.
"Of course I can understand the derby because football is a very passionate sport and there will be a very passionate crowd, as there always is in local derbies.
“My team are fully aware of what is at stake and my team are fully aware they’ve got to go into the game with a controlled aggression that will make sure they are not intimidated in the first period of the game, but also make sure that their football will come through and win on the night.
"I’d like to think my players are motivated within. I think it is not a situation just because it is Charlton and they are on the TV they will turn up and perform.
"I’d like to think the kind of characters we’ve got in the squad the motivation would come within them. We are well prepared, we are all looking forward to the game, we just need to make sure we turn up with the right attitude and we can choose that attitude.
"We can choose what way we turn up and I believe we will turn up in the right frame of mind to go and win the game. I see this as a game which has come at the right time for us and come in the right way as well with the new signings and everybody now back fully fit.
"We’ve got Glenn Murray and Jonny Williams pretty much in peak condition so it is a game I believe we can go and win if the right frame of mind is there.
"We showed last year against the West Hams, Millwalls and the Brightons that we can handle the occasions and pick the right teams for the right occasions. There is no evidence to show that we won’t do that again.
"We’ve won a few games, they’ve won a few games and it doesn’t really concern me. The circumstances were different when we last played, it is all about Friday night.
"I’m really looking forward to it, it is on the TV, it is set up for a good match and it is one I can certainly tell you my players are really looking forward to.
"They got the win last week, which I thought they deserved to win, we’ve got a few new signings and a few fresh faces, people are looking stronger for the three or four games they’ve played in and we are really looking forward to this match."
"I had 13 months out with my back injury and my surgery and rehabilitation, and I went to Palace because Charlton didn’t take up the option to sign me. After I finished my rehab, I had three months of trying to get my feet back on the ground and trying get back into football within a match situation.
"I could run all day, but when you go into football situations, it’s totally different. I knew the reason I didn’t have as much of an impact as I should have had at Palace was that I wasn’t fit enough. I needed more games and more training sessions with the team to be able to gel."
"It's been a while since we had a derby game against Charlton, but the players are feeling good. We have new players who have not played in this game before, but I know they are all looking forward to it.
"It will be a big game as we haven't played against them for a while, but we're all expecting a great match and hopefully we can get the three points. Charlton will have momentum from winning League One last season and the same happened with Southampton last year when they came up.
"They have started well, so they will be looking to win the game, especially at home. They will try to make themselves very strong there, but I hope we can play well against tough opposition.
"The Palace fans are always great wherever we go away from home and we don't feel the pressure with them supporting us, so it will be great to have them there on Friday."
|Date||Type||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|27/01/2009||League||Charlton Athletic||1 - 0||Crystal Palace|
|30/09/2008||League||Crystal Palace||1 - 0||Charlton Athletic|
|08/02/2008||League||Charlton Athletic||2 - 0||Crystal Palace|
|01/09/2007||League||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Charlton Athletic|
|15/05/2005||League||Charlton Athletic||2 - 2||Crystal Palace|
Palace 2-1 Charlton Athletic
Saturday February 02 2013
Palace: Speroni, Ramage, Moxey, Delaney, Butterfield (Phillips, 46), O'Keefe (Williams, 67), Marrow, Richards, Murray, Bolasie (Dobbie, 67), Zaha
Subs not used: Wilbraham, Price, Blake, Parr
Goals: Murray (75, 79)
Charlton Athletic: Hamer, Cort, Dervite, Morrison, Solly, Evina, Wilson (Haynes, 81), Wagstaff (Wiggins, 73), Pritchard, Jackson (Kermorgant, 82), Fuller
Subs not used: Wright-Phillips, Button, Stephens, Taylor
Goals: Fuller (15)
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