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Electric atmosphere expected at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace welcome Charlton Athletic

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CRYSTAL Palace welcome Charlton Athletic to SE25 for the first time in four years today (Saturday) and an electric atmosphere is expected with up to 3,000 away supporters expected in the Arthur Wait Stand.

Wednesday night's result at Huddersfield Town was a blow to Palace's automatic promotion hopes, but they'll be looking to bounce back immediately against the Addicks with just 24 hours to prepare.

The team stayed up in Huddersfield after the game and travelled back down on Thursday, and boss Ian Holloway will be desperate to know the extent of Mile Jedinak's eye injury.

The manager was livid after the game and there were a few scenes of discontent in the tunnel area, reportedly over the alleged elbow to the Australian's face.

Jedinak may have even gone straight to hospital to get a few tests done, but you wouldn't think he'd make it in time for tomorrow.

But if he does manage to make it, he'll want to make sure he can definitely give 100 per cent with an injury like that.

And Andre Moritz could be missing after sustaining a nasty-looking leg injury, but it could mean that Jonathan Williams is given a starting role with Stuart O'Keefe called into the equation.

Jazz Richards is also likely to keep his place at right-back after impressing, while Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha are expected to start on the wings.

Of course, we all know about the Addicks' days in the Premier League, but a rapid fall from grace inside two seasons saw them drop down two divisions into League One, where they stayed for three years.

But just as we have seen with the likes of Leeds United, Norwich City and Southampton, Charlton battled their way out and have been a steady customer back in the Championship this campaign.

Chris Powell's side had been on a good run of form, but that was stopped in its tracks last Saturday when Sheffield Wednesday stole two late goals to take all three points at the Valley.

And the Valley boss, who started his footballing career as a youngster at Palace in the 1980s, says he wants a response at Selhurst Park from his players after losing to the Owls.

"It's a big game in many ways and it's one we'll have to be ready for," he told Advertiser Sport.

"Palace are a good team and have done particularly well this season, especially at home.

"We lost in the game against them at the Valley and really it's for us to go there and look to get one back.

"I will be looking for a response from the players."

And Powell believes Wilfried Zaha will be looking to finish the season strongly before departing for Manchester United, but says there are other threats Palace will offer against his side.

"Zaha is a player who is much-admired by a lot of people and he's really grown in stature in regards to his play," he said.

"But Bolasie has made a difference to them and Murray has scored goals, so they're a strong team and have a good way of playing.

"Ian Holloway has come in and they've carried on, but it's a good financial deal for Palace and I'm sure he'll be looking to perform well for them before his send-off at the end of the season."

Electric atmosphere expected at Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace welcome Charlton Athletic


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