CRYSTAL Palace striker Marouane Chamakh is out of Saturday's trip to Manchester City.
The 30-year-old tweaked his hamstring against Stoke City last weekend and looks set for a short spell on the sidelines.
Chamakh damaged his hamstring three months ago, which ruled him out for approximately four weeks.
Palace are assessing the injury carefully and the games against Southampton on Boxing Day and two days later at Queens Park Rangers look too soon for a return.
Fraizer Campbell or Dwight Gayle will fight it out for a starting place at the Etihad Stadium.
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)