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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United early team news: 16 players ruled out & £20m boost

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United early team news ahead of the Premier League clash at St James' Park.

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are without several players for this evening’s Premier League clash at Selhurst Park.

Palace head into the fixture having recorded back-to-back wins against Liverpool and West Ham United, but the Magpies are also in form. They’re unbeaten since the March international break, claiming 10 points from a possible 12.

Wins over West Ham, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur and a draw against Everton has propelled Eddie Howe’s side back into European qualification contention. Another victory in South London will guarantee they head into Saturday’s clash at home to Sheffield United sixth in the table.

Newcastle’s turn of form comes in the middle of their latest injury crisis. The absentee list has hit double figures in recent weeks but in a welcomed boost will have Callum Wilson available this evening.

The England striker hasn’t featured in two months after requiring surgery on a pectoral muscle injury.

“He’s trained very well this week, it’s been really good to have him back, the energy and quality he brings,” said Howe. “He’s trained really well. He’s been able to, during the period he’s been out, to focus on his legs, running and fitness so he’s come back looking really good.

“Of course, it was a bicep problem so we anticipate he’ll hopefully be able to hit the ground running and make a difference for us. 

“He’s a player that wants to get into those duels and is very strong, that is one of his best strengths. Getting confident in those situations has been a big thing for him that’s why this week has been so good.”

Palace, meanwhile, have confirmed January signing Adam Wharton is fine to feature, despite withdrawing during Saturday’s 5-2 win over West Ham.

Here’s the early team news from both camps ahead of kick-off:

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