Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joel Ward and Mamadou Sakho have been ruled out of Crystal Palace’s FA Cup clash with Brighton.

The trio have been nursing injuries in recent weeks and will not be available for the third-round tie at the AMEX Stadium.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson said: “None of Ruben, Ward or Sakho will be available for Monday's game, along with a few other knocks in the squad.

“I don't know how many changes I would have made without these injuries, squad is thin on the ground. We'll have a strong, competitive team against Brighton.”

Palace met Brighton in the league last November and cancelled each other out in a 0-0 draw.