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Scott Dann sidelined with hamstring injury

Scott Dann of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers at Selhurst Park on March 14, 2015
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Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew confirms that captain Scott Dann will miss his side's meeting with Sunderland due to a hamstring injury.

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has revealed that Scott Dann could miss the club's next two matches due to a hamstring injury.

The 29-year-old was forced off after just 18 minutes of his side's EFL Cup match against Southampton on Wednesday night, watching on as the Eagles fell to a 2-0 defeat.

Pardew confirmed that Dann would miss Saturday's match against Sunderland, but also revealed that James Tomkins is fit to stand in for the skipper.

"Scott Dann has a slight strain in his hamstring, definitely will miss this game and possibly Everton as well. Tomkins is fit. That's why we invested heavily in him, so we could seamlessly fit him in to that centre-half position, so that's worked out okay for us," he told the club's official website.

"I rested some players [against Southampton] due to the Premier League demands and with our squad we needed to make sure we got everybody up to speed. Although the result didn't go well for us, those guys will be better for it."

Palace currently sit eighth in the Premier League table after five games.

James Tomkins of West Ham United during the Betway Cup match between West Ham Utd and SV Werder Bremen at Boleyn Ground on August 2, 2015 in London, England.
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