Tough test at the Palace awaits for Reds

Having moved onto the 40-point mark with the midweek draw at Leicester survival is in sight for Steve Cotterill's improving side.

They now face a Crystal Palace team unlikely to make the play-offs in the words of their manager Dougie Freedman after a home draw against Doncaster Rovers.

Drawn games have been a feature of the Eagles' season on home soil where they have been beaten only twice to date but have shared the spoils on 10 occasions.

Further evidence of their strength at Selhurst Park comes in the form of conceding only 11 goals but with only 19 coming at the other end Freedman will be keen to strengthen his attacking options in the summer.