Defender to miss out
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is without Pape Souare for the visit of Watford on Saturday because of injury.
The defender picked up a shoulder injury in the FA Cup clash last weekend and has already undergone surgery on the problem and is expected to be out for at least two months.
Alexander Sorloth has joined Gent on loan for the remainder of the season, leaving Crystal Palace even more limited in attack but, having won four of their last six matches in all competitions, Hodgson is likely to stick with the 4-3-3 formation meaning Jordan Ayew is likely to start.
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