Tony Pulis will make a late call on whether to thrust Marouane Chamakh back into the Crystal Palace side at Cardiff City on Saturday.
The fit-again striker, the club's top scorer this season, is in contention to return this weekend following a month out with a hamstring injury.
Confidence levels at Palace are high following last Saturday's 1-0 win over Premier League leaders Chelsea and Pulis knows what a boost it is to have Chamakh at his disposal again.
Victory over Chelsea means Palace are five points ahead of Cardiff, who are third from bottom and have played a game more.
"Chamakh has trained all week with us," confirmed Pulis at his pre-match press briefing.
"He looks ready to go.
"Whether we start him or whether he's involved on the bench, we'll have to wait and see. It's a decision that I'll make closer to the game."
Chamakh was on target in a 2-0 win when the two sides met at Selhurst Park in December and Pulis has been pleased with the Moroccan's form this season.
Pulis added: "He's been outstanding for us.
"For me, he's the player that gives us something a little bit different within the group."
Nine teams are separated by 10 points at the bottom of the Premier League, prompting Pulis to predict that the battle for survival will go down to the wire.
"It will ebb and flow – and that's right through the league," said the Welshman.
"It has been a very exciting season at the top and bottom of the league."
Meanwhile, Pulis has confirmed that contract talks with Palace players entering the final few months of their current deals - including goalkeeper Julian Speroni - will not take place into the club know which division they will be in next season.
He said: "As soon as we know where we are, what league we are in and what we're doing then we'll sit down and talk to people.
"We'll sit down and talk to Julian along with I think there's six or seven other players who are also out of contract."
|28||K. Théophile Catherine|
|Coach: O. Solskjær|
for W. Zaha 62'
for M. Dæhli 72'
for K. Jones 78'
|Paderborn 2 Borussia Dortmund 2: Reus injury leads to Dortmund capitulation|
|Bayern Munich 4 Hoffenheim 0: Champions move seven clear|
|Bielsa not concerned by Marseille investigation|
|Mancini buoyed by Inter preparations|
|Benitez rules out Liverpool return|
|Hertha prepared for Kalou absence|
|Montella confident despite Fiorentina pressures|
|Injured Alex out of Milan derby|
|Pochettino wants versatility from Dier|
|Van Gaal will not take risks with Falcao fitness|
|A-League Review: Sydney keep pressure on at top|
|K. League Review: Sangju Sangmu all but down, Gyeongnam remain in danger|
|J.League Review: Gamba deny title-chasing Urawa, Ventforet ensure safety|
|Rabiot thrilled with PSG return|
|Sterling wants long Liverpool stay|
|Poyet: I thought Cattermole would ´shoot´ me|
|Simeone: Cerci interest compliments Atletico|
|Blanc: ´I was confident´ of PSG win|
|Silva sidelined for crucial City-Bayern clash|
|Lambert would ´love´ to keep Vlaar, slams agent|
|Championship Review: Brentford up to fourth, Reading lose again|
|Athletic Bilbao 3 Espanyol 1: Aduriz back with a bang|
|Metz 2 Paris Saint-Germain 3: Lavezzi late show sends Blanc´s men top|
|Four clubs face UEFA investigation regarding overdue payables|
|Icardi can reach the top at Inter, says Milito|
|Klopp open to Premier League interest|
|Marseille sweat on fitness of Gignac and Alessandrini|
|Mansfield part company with Cox|
|Pochettino calls for Tottenham unity|
|Alaba targets January return|
|Milan v Inter: Mancini returns for derby showdown|
|Zidane ban overturned|
|Hughes optimistic on Bardsley and Pieters fitness|
|No room for error against Malaga - Simeone|
|Crystal Palace v Liverpool: Six-goal thriller still fresh in the memory|
|Koeman hopeful on Schneiderlin fitness|
|Khedira or Isco will replace Modric - Ancelotti|
|Costa fully fit after hamstring problems|
|Rodgers rules out early Origi arrival|
|Garcia unsure of Castan timeframe|
|Hull City v Tottenham: Dawson returns as Bruce´s men seek response|
|Luis Enrique: No talks over Messi future|
|Schweinsteiger in line for Bayern return|
|Kompany and Lampard fit for City|
|A-League Review: Zadkovich sees red after just 17 seconds in Glory win|
|FA to investigate Whelan comments|
|Mourinho relishing busy schedule|
|Allegri reveals Lazio talks|
|Caen president steps aside following arrest|
|Moyes sees Everton similarities at Sociedad|
|Whelan not racist - Bruce|
|Balotelli: The goals will come at Liverpool|
|Torres wants to be Milan top scorer|
|Milito backs Martino to lead Argentina to success|
|Gonalons signs new Lyon contract|
|Spurs need to give Pochettino time - Dawson|
|Walcott out of United clash, Welbeck a doubt|
|Poyet targeting cover for Van Aanholt|
|Messi happy at Barcelona - Bartomeu|
|Pardew plays down Perez-Shearer comparisons|
|Werder Bremen suffer Di Santo blow ahead of derby|
|Everton will not rush Stones - Martinez|
|Monk: Swansea will not recall Michu|
|Colombian Primera A Review: Santa Fe, Medellin still perfect in semis|
|Brazilian Serie A Review: Cruzeiro rally to beat Gremio|
|Lallana: ´I´ve got friends´ at Southampton|
|Boca Juniors 0 River Plate 0: Honours even in Superclasico|
|Costa Rican Primera Division Review: Alonso scores 10th goal in Alajuelense win|
|Guarani 3 Cerro Porteno 4: Late Ortigoza goal lifts Astrada´s men to summit|
|Defensa y Justicia 1 Newell´s Old Boys 0: Pellegrino saves late penalty|
|Wigan owner Whelan apologises for comments|
|Brown extends Celtic contract|
|Maidstone United 2 Stevenage 1: Seventh-tier outfit spring Cup shock|
|Sheffield United retract Evans offer|
|Blanc confident on Ibrahimovic fitness|
|Bayern Munich v Hoffenheim: Gisdol not expecting advantage from Lahm absence|
|FIFA widens access to Ethics Committee report|
|Brandao appeal rejected by FFF|
|Struggling Bulgaria sack Penev|
|Wigan sponsor quits after Mackay appointment|
|Chelsea v West Brom: Leaders out to maintain perfect home record|
|Falcao still two weeks away from return|
|Arsenal v Manchester United: Van Gaal unsurprised by Welbeck impact|
|Lazio v Juventus: Marchisio ready for tough trip|
|Castan set for brain surgery|
|Paderborn v Borussia Dortmund: Breitenreiter hoping for off-colour visitors|
|Lambert ´annoyed´ by Senderos injury|
|Leicester City v Sunderland: Pearson eager to ´reignite the confidence´|
|Stoke chairman Coates charged with misconduct|
|Manchester City v Swansea City: Monk takes no heart from Pellegrini injury woe|
|Barcelona v Sevilla: No divided loyalties for on-loan duo|
|Blind sidelined by knee injury|
|Verratti unavailable for Metz visit|
|Monaco dealt Kurzawa injury blow|
|Bony rumours will not stop - Monk|
|Pearson confident Leicester can turn their form around|
|Indian Super League Preview: Herbert seeks home comforts, Garcia urges Kolkata focus|
|League One Preview: Ferguson buoyed by McLean return, Bristol City host Preston|
|Newcastle United v QPR: Redknapp out to end hosts´ winning run|
|Bundesliga Preview: Dortmund look to build form, Bayern host Hoffenheim|
|Serie A Preview: Mancini reign to begin with Milan derby|
|Reus fit for Paderborn clash|
|Giroud could be back to face United|
|Milito: Mancini can inspire Inter revival|
|Everton v West Ham: Martinez faced with injury concerns|
|Moussi pledges salary to charity after joining Birmingham|
|Van Gaal questions Coach of the Year nomination|
|Eredivisie Preview: Difficult run continues for struggling Dordrecht|
|Alcacer returns to Valencia with hamstring injury|
|Stoke City v Burnley: Dyche urges bottom side to play with freedom|
|Reid contract delay ´probably down to money´|
|Downing has not blown England chance - Allardyce|
|Ribery not intimidated by Reus rumours|
|Eibar v Real Madrid: Leaders eye 14th win in a row|
|Buffon and Chiellini pen Juve extensions|
|Redknapp: Austin can be great like Ferdinand|
|Moreno targets attacking contribution|
|Martinez dismisses Keane ´nonsense´|
|Lahm undergoes successful ankle surgery|
|J.League Preview: Gamba out to deny Urawa title, Cerezo face Vegalta|
|Atletico Madrid v Malaga: Jimenez targets domestic run after Mexico brace|
|No January transfers for Real, says Ancelotti|
|Pardew compares Newcastle to Bayern Munich|
|Wenger not keen on deeper role for Wilshere|
|Pellegrini not giving up on title|
|I have learned my lesson, says Smalling|
|Mourinho good for Oscar, Willian - Ronaldo|
|Copa Argentina Review: Rosario Central, Huracan poised to meet in final|
|A-League Preview: Winless Wanderers eyeing Jets|
|Ecuadorian Primera A Review: Independiente del Valle still in control|
|Zamora 2 Caracas 1: Costly loss for visitors|
|Atletico Nacional 1 Sao Paulo 0: Ruiz puts Colombians in box seat|
|Sporting switch right option - Nani|
|K. League Preview: Sangju Sangmu desperate for win|
|Barca ´just another game´ - Deulofeu|