Alan Pardew revealed during his pre-Stoke City press conference that winger Wilfried Zaha would likely miss Saturday's final home game of the Premier League season.
Zaha, who sustained the slight injury before the Emirates FA Cup Final around two weeks ago and missed the trip to Newcastle United last Saturday, won't be risked against the Potters, the manager said, as he hopes to have the 23-year-old fit and firing for the final on May 21st.
"We need to get a win in the league, so our priority is Stoke really," the manager said, when asked whether the final against Manchester United would influence team selection.
"We are trying to go into that game (Stoke) with our full force, like we did last weekend. Wilf still has a slight problem which I think is going to keep him out for this game and Southampton. Hopefully he'll be fine for the final, if selected.
"Bolasie has a little bit of a problem today," he added. "He's sick. So we're going to have to wait on him. Everybody else is fine."
Pardew did then add that skipper Mile Jedinak is a concern, saying: "The captain has a slight knock, he's a doubt. But other than that we should be okay."
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