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Tomkins blow stretches Palace further

12th April 2019, 17:06 by Jack Ogalbe

Crystal Palace's defensive options look bare ahead of Sunday's visit of Manchester City following the injury to James Tomkins.

The defender is set to miss the remainder of the season following groin surgery and Scott Dann is set to come into the backline for the visit of City.

Mamadou Sakho also remains unavailable as he continues to recover from knee surgery and Dann is likely to partner Martin Kelly in the heart of defence.

After edging closer to safety with last weekend's 1-0 win at Newcastle, Roy Hodgson may opt for the attacking approach that served his side well in beating City 3-2 at the Etihad in December.

That means Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend could start out wide, with Wilfried Zaha and Michy Batshuayi through the middle.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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