Eagles waiting on defensive pair

Crystal Palace defenders Matt Lawrence and Claude Davis face a race to be fit for Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round tie at home to Aston Villa.

Last Updated: 12/02/10 at 10:22

Davis: Race against time

Davis: Race against time

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Lawrence, who has recently been restored to the first team having been transfer-listed earlier this season, suffered a hamstring injury at Scunthorpe last weekend and missed Tuesday night's defeat by Swansea.

And fellow centre-half Davis pulled out in the morning of the Swans game complaining of a sore groin.

Boss Neil Warnock's defensive headache is compounded by the fact young left-back Lee Hills, who came in against Swansea, is cup-tied.

Winger Kieron Cadogan and striker Stern John are also ineligible having played in the competition while on loan elsewhere this season.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

FA Cup Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

World Cup: Argentina fined by FIFA for displaying controversial banner

FIFA have handed the Argentine FA a fine of just under £20,000 after their players displayed a controversial banner.

Luis Suarez's biting ban to be fast-tracked by Court of Arbitration for Sport

The Court of Arbitration for Sport may rule on Luis Suarez's appeal over his biting ban before the start of the season.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property