C Palace v Ipswich preview

Ian Holloway is unlikely to make many changes to his Crystal Palace side when he takes charge for the first time against Ipswich.

Last Updated: 06/11/12 at 22:12   

Ian Holloway: Not likely to make any changes

Ian Holloway: Not likely to make any changes

Holloway was confirmed as Palace's new manager on Saturday and watched from the stands as they beat Blackburn 2-0.

Caretaker boss Curtis Fleming named an unchanged line-up after the Eagles won 2-1 at Leicester the week before, and their unbeaten run now stands at 11 matches.

Midfielder Jonny Williams has sat out the last two games as a precaution having suffered various niggles since recovering from a broken leg last season, so he could be added to the squad.

Paddy McCarthy is still missing with the groin problem which has kept him out all season so midfielder Mile Jedinak retains the captain's armband while Peter Ramage partners ex-Town defender Damien Delaney at the back.

Mick McCarthy is likely to keep faith with an unchanged line-up for Ipswich.

McCarthy masterminded Town's first win in 13 matches as they beat Birmingham 1-0 on Saturday in what was his first game at the helm after taking charge just 48 hours previously.

Two changes were made at St Andrew's as McCarthy opted for experience over youth, recalling Guirane N'Daw from the cold along with fellow midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker in favour of Luke Hyam and Josh Carson.

N'Daw could provide the only concern having reported cramp in both legs after the game although he is expected to be okay.

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Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil
Bournemth v Sheff Wed
Charlton v Bolton
Huddersfld v Brighton
Wigan v Reading
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley
19:30
Doncaster v Derby
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
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Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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