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Wilbraham and Phillips vying for key role in play-off clash

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By Zoe Messenbird (Twitter @Zoe591)
CRYSTAL Palace head to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion for the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals this evening.
Either side will face Watford at Wembley in the final on the Monday, May 27, to earn a place in the Premier League next season.
The first leg of the semi-final was held on Friday night, which saw a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park, and despite Brighton going into tonight's game as favourites, Palace manager Ian Holloway insists it is still all to play for, despite the Eagles being without their 30-goal striker Glenn Murray after he was taken off with a cruciate knee injury during Friday's match.
The Palace star was set to go for an MRI scan today and we await to hear the outcome but he is expected to be out for 6-9 months. 
This means that either Aaron Wilbraham or Kevin Phillips will start tonight's game. Jonny Williams is also expected to play despite coming off on Friday with cramp in his hamstring.
Brighton's Craig-Mackail Smith and full-back Bruno remain sidelined with long term injuries.
Kazenga LuaLua, who looked impressive when he came on for Will Buckley in the 72nd minute in Friday's game, could start for the Seagulls tonight alongside striker Ashley Barnes and Leonardo Ulloa.
Meanwhile, Brighton have released a travel update for fans going to the game tonight.
Normal matchday bus services will remain in operation but for fans travelling by train, the 22.10 train direct from Falmer Station to East Croydon will be running, and if the match goes to extra time and penalties, fans will have to get the 23.10 train.
Brighton train station will also be implementing a queuing system to ensure supporters can travel safely to their destinations.
Fans travelling by car can park in The Bridge car park, which will cost £12.
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Wilbraham and Phillips vying for key role in play-off clash


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