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Martin Kelly, Schlupp return to boost Crystal Palace's injury-hit squad

Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly and winger Jeffrey Schlupp have returned to first-team training to boost Roy Hodgson's injury-hit squad ahead of Monday's Premier League visit of Manchester United.

Kelly has recovered from a hamstring strain to give Hodgson defensive options, with loanee Timoth Fosu-Mensah unavailable to face his parent club.

Schlupp returns ahead of schedule from a knee injury to add firepower to Palace's attacking line, who have scored only four goals in their last five league matches.

Palace are still without 10 senior players and have dropped to 17th in the league standings following a 1-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

Hodgson confirmed winger Wilfried Zaha has started individual work on the training pitch as the 25-year-old winger continues to recover from a knee injury.

Palace are close to announcing the signing of free agent Diego Cavalieri on a deal until the end of the season.

The Brazilian goalkeeper played for Fluminense last year and was on Liverpool's books between 2008 and 2010.

Cavalieri, 35, will provide backup for Wayne Hennessey while Julian Speroni remains on the sidelines with a knee injury.

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