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Neil Warnock will give forward Marouane Chamakh every chance to prove his fitness ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Everton.

The Morocco international has been struggling with a hamstring injury and will not be risked if there is a chance the problem could flare up once more at Goodison Park.

Deadline day acquisition Zeki Fryers is still waiting for his Palace debut whilst Kevin Doyle is in contention for his first start and Andrew Johnson could yet feature against one of his former clubs.

Provisional Squad: Speroni, Hennessey, Mariappa, Kelly, Fryers, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Hangeland, Jedinak, McArthur, Bannan, Ledley, Williams, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Gayle, Campbell, Johnson, Doyle, Chamakh, Zaha.

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Samuel Eto’o could make his first start at Goodison Park as Everton boss Roberto Martinez looks to make it three straight wins against Crystal Palace in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

Eto’o impressed after coming on as substitute for the final 22 minutes of Thursday night’s 4-1 UEFA Europa League win over Wolfsburg and Martinez believes he is now ready for a full 90 minutes.

Everton’s only doubt is right-back Seamus Coleman, who sustained a knock on the head against the German side and will undergo a late fitness test.

Provisional squad: Howard, Coleman, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Hibbert, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku, Robles, Stones, Alcaraz, Gibson, Osman, Besic, Pienaar, Eto’o.

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