(Sporting Alert) — The following are starting lineups for the Crystal Palace v Birmingham npower Championship at Selhurst Park on Friday.
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With Watford playing to a 3-3 draw in the earlier game today, Crystal Palace can move past them with a win, which would see them going to 68 points, the same as second place Hull City who are not in action today.
In team news, Crystal Palace play tonight without the suspended striker Wilfried Zaha, with Kevin Phillips starting in attack and Danny Gabbidon coming in to play in the backline.
For Birmingham, midfielder Chris Burke is ruled out because of an ankle problem he picked up during training on Thursday, while Koby Arthur and Morgaro Gomis have both been ruled out.
Crystal Palace v Birmingham Teams
Crystal Palace: Speroni; Richards, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey; Dikgacoi, Jedinak (c); Bolasie, Williams, Phillips; Murray.
Subs: Price, Ward, Parr, Dobbie, Wilbraham, Ramage, Moritz
Birmingham City: Butland; Davies (c), Morrison, Elliott, Fahey, Zigic, Redmond, Hancox, Caddis, Robinson, Ferguson.
Subs: Doyle, Caldwell, Mullins, Ambrose, Lovenkrands, Thomas, Reilly