Popovic ready to return

Last updated : 09 April 2002 By Palace Dan
Tony Popovic has completed another reserve game and is now in contention for a place in the starting line up for Saturday's home fixture against Preston. Popovic, who injured a groin against Coventry in January, played the full 90 minutes against Bristol Rovers in the reserves last night. Manager Trevor Francis will be keen to include the Australian international following the return of Sean Murphy to Sheffield United.