Palace v Colchester – Team news preview

Last updated : 08 December 2006 By Nik Taylor

Peter Taylor has a selection headache up front, with all four main strikers pushing for starting spots.

James Scowcroft is available again after suspension, but Dougie Freedman, Clinton Morrison and Shefki Kuqi all scored last week and will hope to be in the first XI.

Matt Lawrence will come in at right back as Danny Butterfield's injury woes continue with a groin strain. Leon Cort is still out injured, but may be available for next week's game at Derby.

Colchester have only one player unavailable – former Plymouth striker Marino Keith.

Probable Palace XI


Lawrence Ward Hudson Granville

Soares Watson Hughes McAnuff

Kuqi Freedman