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Team News: Kelly In For Palace

1 January 2015


Martin Kelly has been recalled for Crystal Palace's game against Aston Villa this afternoon.

The defender returns to the Eagles' line-up after missing the game against Queens Park Rangers, replacing Mile Jedinak who has gone to represent Australia at the Asia Cup.

This should mean that Joel Ward is drafted into central midfield, and Damien Delaney has been handed the captain's armband in Jedinak's absence.

That is Keith Millen's only change from the side that earned a goalless draw at Loftus Road, but Dwight Gayle has been named on the bench after missing that game through illness.

Paul Lambert has made three changes to his Villans side, with Gabriel Agbonlahor coming back into the team ahead of Charles N'Zogbia.

Fabien Delph was sent-off in their last outing, also a 0-0 draw against Sunderland, and he is replaced by Leandro Bacuna and Jores Okore is preferred to Ciaran Clark.

Aston Villa: Guzan, Cissokho, Vlaar (c), Okore, Hutton, Bacuna, Cleverley, Sanchez, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke. Subs: Given, Clark, Lowton, Grealish, Cole, N'Zogbia, Robinson.

Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Delaney (c), Dann, Mariappa, Bolasie, McArthur, Ward, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha. Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Bannan Thomas, Gayle, Campbell, Doyle.

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