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Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Monday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.

Yannick Bolasie is pushing for a first league start, having come off the bench in the 3-1 defeat at Liverpool before the international break.

Club captain Paddy McCarthy has returned to training after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a groin injury, but Glenn Murray (knee) remains absent.

Scott Parker could be back in Fulham’s line-up for their Barclays Premier League match at Crystal Palace on Monday.

The midfielder has been sidelined with a calf problem, but subject to a fitness assessment, will make a welcome return to Martin Jol’s squad.

Defender Aaron Hughes will also train with the squad ahead of the fixture as he continues his recovery from a thigh injury, and the manager has also declared Adel Taarabt fit after the recent international matches.

It is too early to call a match in October a six-pointer yet this has the hallmarks of being a battle of will rather than skill between two sides already desperate to move away from the relegation zone. Martin Jol eased the pressure on himself with a much-needed 1-0 victory over Stoke before the international break and his side will be expected to see off Palace.

Stat of the game: 4 Palace have lost their last four league games, their worst run for three years.

Palace (Possible, 4-3-3): Speroni; Ward, Mariappa, Delaney, Moxey; Puncheon, Jedinak, O’Keefe; Jerome, Chamakh, Kébé.
Out: Dikgacoi (hamstring), Williams, Hunt (both ankle/foot), Murray (knee).

Fulham (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Amorebieta; Duff, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic; Berbatov, Bent.
Out: Briggs (groin).
Test Parker (calf).

Referee: Lee Mason (Matches 4, R1 Y14)

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