Molineux, Tuesday 7.45pm
Peter Ramage could return after making a good recovery from his thigh injury but skipper Paddy McCarthy is still missing. Forward David Goodwillie is set to remain on the subs' bench. Centre half Danny Gabbidon is still short of match fitness.
Wolves winger Razak Boukari is sidelined but Stephen Ward should be available for selection. Midfielder Stephen Hunt (hip), Wayne Hennessey (knee), Jamie O'Hara (hernia) and Steven Mouyokolo are all out.
"Every week people tell me we have a tough game coming up, I don't know if it's because people feel sorry for us, if so, they shouldn't.
"Last week people were telling me that Nottingham Forest were wonderful, Nottingham Forest do this and that, Nottingham Forest have spent £10m. That is not bad, but we ain’t bad either.
"Then comes Cardiff, and they’ve spent £20m on this player and that player. That is not bad, but we ain’t bad either.
"Bolton and Wolves are good teams with experienced players but the way we’re playing right now and the confidence we’ve got among the players, these are winnable games.
"And we have a good squad – if someone gets an injury I have the resources to shuffle things around so I feel if we approach it the right way we can come away with good results."
“I’ve been impressed by what they’ve done, especially in their last two games in beating Cardiff and Bolton. That shows how difficult this game will be. We’ve controlled the last two games against Peterborough and Sheffield Wednesday quite well.
“But in this division, every game has a life of its own in a way! It’s hard to predict anything. Hopefully we can work at what we’ve done in the last two weeks.
“I think the players are quite up for it at the moment – their bottom level has got higher and that’s important because they feel a little more secure in what they’re doing.
“When we played Cardiff, we dropped down to a level we shouldn’t have but we haven’t done that since. I think that has provided security for the players – they feel four wins in a row has given them a certain level.
“It’s not there all the time but we haven’t dropped down to the levels we showed at Cardiff. I can’t see that we’re going to drop to those levels again.
“I can’t guarantee we’re going to play a certain way against Palace three days after playing Sheffield Wednesday, but I think we’ll have a certain level.”
|Date||Type||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|02/02/2010||FA Cup||Crystal Palace||3 - 1||Wolves|
|23/01/2010||FA Cup||Wolves||2 - 2||Crystal Palace|
|03/03/2009||League||Crystal Palace||0 - 1||Wolves|
|16/09/2008||League||Wolves||2 - 1||Crystal Palace|
|23/02/2008||League||Crystal Palace||0 - 2||Wolves|
Palace 3-1 Wolves
Tuesday January 01 2013
Palace: Speroni, Gabbidon (Martin, 46), Ramage, Moxey, Moritz (Williams, 80), Dikgacoi, Bolasie (O'Keefe, 89), Jedinak, Parr, Murray, Zaha
Subs not used: Wright, Appiah, Easter, Price
Goals: Moritz (31, 52), Bolasie (40)
Bookings: Dikgacoi, Murray
Wolves: Ikeme, Foley (Pennant, 80), Stearman, Berra, Ward, Johnson, Henry, Sako (O'Hara, 60), Davis (Forde, 60), Ebanks-Blake, Doyle
Subs not used: De Vries, Margreitter, Batth, Jonsson
Goals: Ebanks-Blake (75)
Bookings: Stearman, Johnson
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