Boss hopeful of Keogh recovery
Kenny Jackett is hopeful Andy Keogh may be fit to play some part in the big south London derby at Selhurst Park next Saturday.
The striker, who netted a late consolation goal for the Republic of Ireland in their 6-1 defeat against Germany in Friday night's World Cup qualifier in Dublin, suffered concussion in training on Saturday and subsequently flew home.
The Lions' boss commented: "Andy has been for an x-ray, and our medical staff believe there is cause for optimism. While the radiologist will have the final say, we are hopeful that things will settle down over the next couple of days and we can then assess the situation later in the week. At this stage, the news is by no means conclusive but the signs do appear to be positive."
Keeper David Forde remains with the Irish squad who face a must-win clash with the Faroe Islands on Tuesday night.