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Team news for Friday night's Championship clash between Crystal Palace and Derby County at Selhurst Park.

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Moxey: Knee injury

Moxey: Knee injury

Palace could be counting the cost of their Carling Cup heroics when they host Derby in the league on Friday night.

Boss Dougie Freedman lost full-back Dean Moxey (knee) and winger Sean Scannell (thigh) to injuries picked up during the first half of the shock 2-1 win at Manchester United, while young wideman Wilfried Zaha was limping at the end of a gruelling 120 minutes.

Freedman will utilise his squad with the likes of Mile Jedinak, Jonathan Parr, Owen Garvan and Chris Martin all in the frame to return.

Julian Speroni reclaims his place in goal and Old Trafford scorers Darren Ambrose and Glenn Murray, who were both substitutes, could start.

Jonathan Willians (broken leg), Alex Marrow (ankle) and Lee Hills (knee) are long-term absentees.

Derby manager Nigel Clough could name an unchanged side when the Rams travel to Palace.

Clough saw his team slip to a fifth successive Championship defeat at home to Brighton but he was pleased with the performance against the Seagulls.

Clough made one change on Tuesday night. It was an enforced one with John Brayford, who has only recently returned from a five-week absence due to a torn thigh muscle, left out after complaining of discomfort in the same thigh following the defeat at West Ham.

Jeff Hendrick was recalled in midfield with Paul Green, himself having only just made his comeback from seven months out with a knee injury, filling Brayford's right-back berth.

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
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Brighton v Yeovil  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:15
Burnley v Ipswich  
15:00
Birmingham v Leeds  
Bournemth v N Forest  
Charlton v Blackburn  
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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 44 37 96
2 Burnley 44 34 89
3 Derby 44 30 81
4 QPR 44 15 76
5 Wigan 43 15 70
6 Reading 44 12 67
7 Brighton 44 12 66
8 N Forest 44 7 65
9 Ipswich 44 6 65
10 Blackburn 44 5 64
11 Bournemth 44 -1 63
12 Watford 43 17 60
13 Middlesbro' 44 7 58
14 Bolton 44 -3 55
15 Sheff Wed 44 1 53
16 Leeds 44 -10 53
17 Huddersfld 44 -8 50
18 Charlton 43 -23 45
19 Doncaster 44 -28 44
20 Millwall 44 -29 44
21 Birmingham 43 -13 43
22 Blackpool 44 -27 43
23 Barnsley 44 -30 39
24 Yeovil 44 -26 37

Updated Wed, 23 Apr 2014

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