Dann worry for Eagles

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew admits Scott Dann is a big concern ahead of the FA Cup semi-final with Watford.

Crystal Palace: Dann worry for EaglesCrystal Palace: Dann worry for Eagles

The central defender sat out Wednesday night’s 2-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United and now faces a race against time to face the Hornets.

There were positives to take from the Old Trafford clash as Emmanuel Adebayor, Connor Wickham and James McArthur, who suffered a serious ankle injury in February, all got game time.

Pardew also admits that McArthur could be in line to start on Sunday, such has been his attitude when battling back from an injury that could have finished his season.

“We had two or three knocks, Scott Dann being our biggest worry,” he said. “We got some good game time – Adebayor played 70 minutes, Wickham got some game time, McArthur got some game time – we’ve really missed him.

“I’d start no other player after that length of time other than him. He has a tremendous mentality, tremendous fitness. He’s a player I really admire.”

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