Last Updated: Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:25
Crystal Palace assistant boss Keith Millen has confirmed star man Wilfried Zaha will return to action at Derby on Friday night.
Zaha, who has been loaned back to the Eagles following his big-money January move to Manchester United, has been struggling with several minor injuries recently and sat out the 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
He is set to return against Derby, though, to boost Palace, who sit four points off the automatic promotion places in the Championship in fourth place.
"Wilfried has been playing with a dead leg and an ankle injury, so it was right to rest him but he should be refreshed and flying for Derby," Millen said.
Palace have plenty of injury problems at the moment with Joel Ward, Danny Gabbidon, Andre Moritz, Owen Garvan and Paddy McCarthy all struggling to be fit for the Rams clash.
Ward and Gabbidon are making good progress but Millen thinks the game on Friday will come too soon for them.
"I think Joel Ward and Danny Gabbidon will be available by the end of the week, but Friday will be too early as they haven't joined in with training just yet," he added.
With Zaha back and Palace no doubt keen to get back to winning ways following the defeat at Sheff Wed, punters using their free bet might want to back them to see off Nigel Clough's side, who are down in 12th in the table and lost 2-1 at Watford last time out.
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