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Preview: Waterford United v Palace

2 August 2013

Crystal Palace make the trip to the Republic of Ireland for their fourth pre-season fixture of the summer, and their only warm-up match outside of England. 

Ian Holloway's men will be looking to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat at Crawley Town last time out, while Waterford will be looking to build on a narrow 2-1 defeat to a Manchester United XI on 18th July. That was one of only two defeats they have suffered in their last ten games.

Waterford travel to play Salthill Devon tonight, ahead of tomorrow's clash with the Eagles. 

The Eagles have taken a strong squad with them to Ireland, containing a blend of youth and experience. The Irish duo of Damien Delaney and Owen Garvan could feature in their homeland, after being named in the Palace squad. Kagisho Dikgacoi, who is yet to appear in pre-season, could also pull on the red and blue for the first time since the Championship Play-Off Final in May. As has been the case in the Eagles previous three pre-season games, boss Ian Holloway is expected to field different elevens for the first and second halves. 

Tickets for the clash with Waterford, which kicks off at 6pm, are available from the Irish club's website, HERE. 
Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for concessions. They will also be available on the day from the club shop at the Watefrod Regional Sports Centre.    

The Waterford RSC is easily accessible travelling both from Cork and Dublin. 
From Cork: Follow the signs for the city centre and just before the roundabout, the RSC will be on your right hand side. 
From Dublin: Cross the bridge, turn left and continue straight on along the quay. Follow the signs for Cork (N25) and approximately three miles after the roundabout, the RSC will be on your left-hand side.  
Car parking: Parking at the RSC on matchdays is strictly limited to officials, car park pass holders and season ticket holders. Parking is not available inside the stadium for visiting fans. There is plenty of parking in the vicinity of the RSC, although parking is restricted on the main Cork Road on match nights.
Travelling by train: From Waterford train station, you can either get a taxi or walk to the bus terminus (across the bridge and along the quay. The terminus will be on your left). 
Travelling by bus: Take the outbound bus for Ballybeg (610) which will pass the RSC. Buses run approximately every 12 minutes. 

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