The three Crystal Palace players to miss Leeds United clash including fresh update on injured star

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Crystal Palace will head into the Leeds United game this weekend with some injury concerns over star players.

Crystal Palace will look to secure only their second win of the Premier League season when they welcome Leeds United to Selhurst Park this weekend.

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne who was forced off during the defeat to Chelsea has just returned to training this week - but will have around two weeks to get up to speed, so he is definitely out against Leeds United.

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Manager Patrick Vieira was not giving everything away during his press conference, but did confirm long term absentee James McArthur is still not ready to kick a ball following a set back he suffered while on his way back.

 Patrick Vieira, coach of Crystal Palace speaks at a press conference after the Pre-Season friendly match . (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images) Patrick Vieira, coach of Crystal Palace speaks at a press conference after the Pre-Season friendly match . (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
Patrick Vieira, coach of Crystal Palace speaks at a press conference after the Pre-Season friendly match . (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Another defender who will not be taking part is U.S international Christopher Richards, who also picked up a lower leg injury and is not expected to be in the team for the must win game this weekend.

The Eagles have not had good fortune with injuries but Joachim Andersen, the dynamic defender who picked up a calf problem last week, has been training and should take his place at the heart of central defence with Marc Guehi.

Palace boss Patrick Vieira confirmed he had mixed news on the injury front but was looking forward to the game.

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He said: “Joachim Andersen trained the last couple of days, it’s looking good.

“Nathan did his first training session with the team today. He’s progressing, No Macca yet.”

The game itself

Leeds come into the game sitting 12th on the Premier League table while Palace are 17th and desperately looking for points.

The Eagles are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and that will be  a real concern for the Palace boss who knows that his defence must get better if they are to repeat last season’s success.

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