Austin joins list of casualties

Austin is almost certain to miss this weekend's game with Wolves, a game Palace boss Trevor Francis is aware will be a big test for his side.

"We played Wolves in February and they beat us 2-0 in an outstanding display," he told the club's official website.

"That night they went to the top of the League and were favourites to take the First Division Championship.

"They faded out towards the end of the season which will be a major disappointment to everyone at Molineux.

"No doubt they will be desperate not to make the same mistake this season."