Palace v Wimbledon ? Team news preview

Last updated : 06 February 2004 By Nik Taylor

Kit Symons is once again available for selection in the match against bottom-placed Wimbledon, after recovering from a hamstring injury.

The former caretaker-manager is likely to retake his position in central defence on Saturday. However, Tony Popovic is rated doubtful for the match and is unlikely to play a part. Jamie Smith also misses out as he completes the last game of his three-match suspension.

Cedric Berthelin is expected to come in for Thomas Myhre, who has returned to Sunderland after the end of his loan period.

The struggling Dons are looking at an injury list almost as long as our own – with Dean Holdsworth and Paul Heald among a number of players likely to be missing for the Milton Keynes side.

Probable Palace XI

Berthelin
Butterfield Symons Hudson Granville
Routledge Riihilahti Hughes Gray
Johnson Shipperley