Alan Pardew provides Crystal Palace injury update

Crystal Palace lost 5-1 to Manchester City on Wednesday night, with a number of players missing out through injury.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the club’s official website that he is hoping to have a number of players back off the treatment table ahead of their match against Manchester United at the weekend.

Palace were without the likes of Jason Puncheon, Yohan Cabaye, Connor Wickham, Marouane Chamakh and Pape Souaré for their match against Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday night.

And Pardew admitted that was a problem for his side, but he is hoping that the quintet will all be fit again by Saturday.

"We now get ourselves focused on the game on Saturday and need to make sure we get a few bodies back for the game,” he said.

“We need to put our strongest team out against them, we had a few back tonight with Joel Ward getting some minutes and Dwight Gayle back from suspension.

"We have some problems with a few as Jason Puncheon has been ill and Yohan Cabaye has a knock but fingers crossed they will be back for the weekend. Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh are training plus we have our fingers crossed for Pape Souaré being back on Saturday."

Palace were battered by City in midweek, as they crashed out of the League Cup at the Etihad Stadium.

The Eagles could not get near Manuel Pellegrini’s side, and they will need to put in a much improved performance at the weekend if they are to get a result.

Palace have lost their last three matches in all competitions, meaning that they are under pressure to start getting back on track, if they are to continue their fine start to the season.

Pardew’s men are currently sat in seventh place in the Premier League table, and a win over United would see them further establish their standing inside the top-half.

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