Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins are in contention to play a part in Saturday’s match at Huddersfield.

Having missed Palace’s 2-0 home defeat to Southampton, Roy Hodgson was pleased to have Zaha and Tomkins back in full training and will assess their recovery before making a call on putting them in the starting line-up.

Speaking of Zaha, Hodgson said: “It was his first training session today; it was debatable as to whether he should train or not but he was anxious to try, and it was the same with James Tomkins so it was really good to see them back out with us again.

“We’ll have to wait and see how they react to tomorrow’s training session to see if they will be available. If we listen to our medical department, both are coming back as early, if not earlier, than should have been expected.”

There was also some good news regarding Scott Dann who returned to training, and the availability of full back Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has completed his suspension following his red card against Liverpool.

There was some doubt over striker Christian Benteke availability however as it was revealed that he had an ongoing injury.

“Christian has had a niggling knee injury for some while now which kept him out for a short while during pre-season when he felt he had to miss some time training in Sweden.

"That’s still an ongoing issue and while it’s being dealt with, we’ll have to wait and see when he will be available - there’s no timescale on that.”

Palace who sit in 15th travel to the John Smith’s Satadium with Huddersfield two places beneath them having picked up points from two draws in their previous two matches against Everton and Cardiff.