The striker is on loan with the Eagles from Brighton and cannot play against his parent club, so Andre Moritz or Kevin Phillips will start at the Amex.
Jazz Richards has recovered from a toe injury and should resume at right-back but fellow defenders Paddy McCarthy and Joel Ward (both groin) and midfielders Owen Garvan (knee) and Alex Nimely (hamstring) are still on the sidelines.
Former Brighton frontman Glenn Murray, who scored when Palace inflicted the Seagulls' first defeat at their new ground last season, starts in attack again looking to add to his 30 goals this term.
Jermaine Easter has joined Millwall on loan until the end of the season.
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