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Palace dealt double defensive blow

22nd February 2019, 15:26 by Tom McGarry

Crystal Palace will be without Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Martin Kelly when they visit Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.

Right-back Wan-Bissaka has failed to recover from the hamstring injury that ruled him out of last weekend's FA Cup victory over Doncaster, while Kelly picked up a knock during that game, although boss Roy Hodgson does not feel his problem is too serious.

"We won't have Aaron Wan-Bissaka, he's still recovering from a hamstring problem he's been suffering from," Hodgson told reporters.

"We won't have Martin Kelly, who picked up a slight muscle strain in the game against Doncaster. We don't think it's a long-term injury but unfortunately he hasn't recovered. They're the two injury problems we have."

The duo join veteran goalkeeper Julian Speroni and forward Connor Wickham on the sidelines, as neither of those two are expected to be involved at the King Power Stadium.

However, the news is not all bad for Palace, as talisman Wilfried Zaha is available once again after serving a two-match ban following his sending off against Southampton at the end of January.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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