Winger Jobi McAnuff has promised the Palace team will use the disappointing defeat against Leeds last weekend to fire them up for Monday night's game at Stoke.
Sky coverage of that game means the players have a free weekend, and McAnuff reckons the extra time will be a boost ahead of the trip to the Britannia Stadium.
"It's quite difficult when you've got midweek games but obviously the Monday game will give us even more time to prepare for it and work on a few things," he told the official site.
"We can look at what we didn't do well against Leeds and work on that. We'll have no excuses for the Stoke game.
"We didn't have a game in midweek so we should have been sharper against Leeds. So it's something we'll have to work on and put right for Stoke."