Remy two or three weeks away from training

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says Loic Remy is still at least a couple of weeks away from even being able to train fully.

The France striker, on loan at Palace from Chelsea, has not featured for the Eagles yet because of a thigh problem.

His absence is now an even bigger blow for Pardew because forward Connor Wickham has been sidelined by a long-term knee injury.

Pardew said: “Loic’s still two or three weeks away from training with us I think. It’s been a long process with Loic, which is disappointing for us.

“With Connor out now and Loic – two big strikers for us – it’s having an impact. So it will be nice to see him around us.”