Roy Hodgson has confirmed Crystal Palace will be without at least a trio of players for Newcastle United's visit to Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The Eagles boss confirmed the Jeffrey Schlupp and Mamadou Sakho have still to recover from respective hip and knee injuries that have seen them sidelined for some time, while also revealing that James Tomkins will also miss the tie.

Tomkins has been a key figure at the back for Hodgson this term, captaining the side during Luka Milivojevic's suspension. 

The former West Ham man limped off with a hamstring injury during Palace's last outing, a 3-1 defeat at Everton before the winter break. 

"James Tomkins is added to the (injury) list I suppose, but Cenk Tosun is now back fit again, which is good," Hodgson said.

"We won’t have James Tomkins, we won’t have Jeffrey Schlupp and we won’t have Mamadou Sakho, so they are the three definite absentees."

Palace are looking to end a three game losing run against Steve Bruce's Newcastle, with defeat to Southampton, Sheffield United and Everton leaving them just six points above the reegation zone in 14th.

Hodgson confirmed there was a bout of illness at the training ground this week but expected players to have recovered for selection by the weekend.

"We have been hit this week unfortunately by a bit of sickness, so there are a couple of players who maybe aren’t at their absolute best, and we might have to make a late decision on which of those may be fit to start and who may have to be on the bench.

"It is two players with sickness and fever, I have no reason to believe it is a virus, but it is two separate incidents."

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce confirmed that striker Joelinton was an injury doubt but expects the summer signing to overcome a thigh strain, while former Eagle is in contention to make an appearance.