PALACE boss Neil Warnock is set to find out whether he will have skipper Mile Jedinak available for the New Year's Day game at Aston Villa.
The 30-year-old will join up with the Australia national squad ahead of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament, but it seems he will definitely miss the FA Cup clash at non-league Dover Athletic on Sunday, January 4.
"I am speaking to the Australian manager and I know he'll definitely stay for the QPR game (on December 28)," Warnock told the Advertiser.
"We're going to ask if Mile can play on January 1. The Dover game is far too close."
By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)