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31 August 2012


Crystal palace v Sheffield Wednesday
Saturday 1 September
3.00pm kick-off

Team news

Owls: Sheffield Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park.

Ex-Eagles defender Anthony Gardner, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury, could be back in contention to face his former club. 

Crystal Palace: Palace new signing Damien Delaney could be handed his debut for the Eagles against Wednesday.

The defender has signed a short-term loan deal from Ipswich.

New signings Yannick Bolasie, Andrew Moritz and Darcy Blake could also feature on Saturday, while captain Patrick McCarthy (groin) is out for up to six weeks.

Jon Williams (calf) and Glenn Murray (knee) should be fit to play.

Owls winsDrawsPalace wins
League191514
FA Cup121
League Cup110
Total211815

Last meeting
Sunday 2 May 2010
Owls 2-2 Palace
(Clarke 43, Purse 87; Lee 24, Ambrose 63)

View from the dugout

Dave Jones said: "This division will get harder, teams will get quicker and stronger, and we have to cope with that. The run we're on at the moment might be something to be proud of but we’re after a bigger prize and we’ll continue to strive for that." 

Dougie Freedman said: "It's a home match and I always feel we're strongest at Selhurst Park. We were unlucky against Watford in the last couple of minutes, and we've got players like Julian Speroni, who held his hands up for that game, but how he has responded is what you want to see as a manager and a fan."

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