West Brom v Crystal Palace: Latest team news

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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will take the same squad to West Brom as he did to Tottenham in the FA Cup last weekend.

Bakary Sako is close to returning to the side following problems with his hamstring but Pardew is undecided as to whether to include him on Saturday to face the Baggies but admits he will be involved some time in the upcoming week.

The Eagles will be without Jason Puncheon (hamstring) who is a “couple more weeks away”, James McArthur (ankle) and Pape Souare who is suspended.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Speroni, McCarthy, Dann, Delaney, Hangeland, Kelly, Mariappa, Ward, Jedinak, Cabaye, Ledley, Mutch, Bolasie, Lee, Sako, Zaha, Adebayor, Campbell, Chamakh, Gayle, Wickham.


Gareth McAuley and Craig Dawson could make their West Brom comeback against Crystal Palace after returning to training.

Northern Ireland defender McAuley has been sidelined with a hamstring injury while Dawson has been battling an ankle problem.

Head coach Tony Pulis is hopeful Jonny Evans could play following a hamstring issue but the former Manchester United defender faces a race against time to be fit while Callum McManaman (ankle) and James Morrison (hamstring) remain out.

Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Gamboa, Pocognoli, McAuley, Evans, Olsson, Chester, Dawson, Brunt, Sandro, Pritchard, Fletcher, Yacob, McClean, Sessegnon, Gardner, Rondon, Berahino, Lambert, Anichebe.