Tomkins set to face West Ham

Tomkins set to face West Ham

Crystal Palace's Scott Dann remains unavailable for the visit of West Ham, meaning James Tomkins is set to start in defence.

The Palace captain has a hamstring strain and seems set to miss out, with Tomkins now expected to face his former club alongside Damien Delaney in the heart of defence.

Manager Alan Pardew is confident Dann will be able to make a return for trip to Leicester next Saturday.

Pardew is also without Pape Souare (thigh and jaw), Jonathan Benteke (knee) and on-loan striker Loic Remy (ankle).

Provisional squad: Mandanda, Hennessey, Speroni, Ward, Tomkins, Delaney, Kelly, Fryers, Flamini, Mutch, Lee, McArthur, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend, Sako, C Benteke, Wickham, Campbell.