Albion will hope to capitalise on Crystal Palace’s defensive injury problems at Selhurst Park on Monday night.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson reeled off a list of injuries and suspensions – but admitted his side’s injury situation could be even worse.

Hodgson, who will take charge of his 100th game at the club, said: “Patrick Van Aanholt and Jeffrey Schlupp are out.

“Joel Ward is not available and Mamadou Sakho is suspended.

“Unfortunately there are one or two others who might get added but I’m not willing to discuss that now.”

The injuries mean Jairo Riedewald, 23, is expected to start in the Premier League for the first time since February 2018.

He slotted in at left-back when Schlupp went off during the 0-0 draw at Watford last weekend.

Hodgson could not put a return date on Schlupp but will not rush him back.

He added: “With muscle injuries, the date when the player returns is of vital importance because we see so often when a player comes back they get injured again because the muscle hasn’t quite recovered.”

Hodgson would also like his side to score more goals, but not if it means shipping more in return.

The Eagles head into the game against Albion having scored 14 goals in their opening 16 games.

Only Southampton (nine) have scored fewer.

On the flip side, Palace have only conceded 18 goals this season.

Only Sheffield United (16) and Leicester (ten) have conceded less.

Hodgson admitted he wants more but with a proviso.

He said: “Of course, but only if the defensive record stays the same.

“I prefer to praise the team for that rather than moan that we haven’t scored as many as we’d like.

“I think we defend well when we lose the ball – Sheffield United and Leicester are the only teams who have let in less goals than us.

“Everybody knows that’s something we need, the players up front are aware of the pressure.

“I believe they are going to come, but if they don’t and our defensive record stays the same, I think we’ll be fine.”