CRYSTAL Palace defender Damien Delaney looks unlikely to be risked for Saturday's trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
The 33-year-old is recovering from a Grade One calf strain and has trained lightly this week. It was previously thought the Republic of Ireland international had an outside chance of making the game.
However, it is believed Delaney will not feature at White Hart Lane and is more likely to come back in against Stoke City the following Saturday.
Brede Hangeland will almost certainly continue to partner Scott Dann in the heart of the Palace defence.
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)