Crystal Palace are likely to travel to Coventry tomorrow without their talismanic attacking midfielder Darren Ambrose.
The 26 year has been suffering from a persistent hamstring niggle that hasn't prevented him from training and playing regular football. he has now decided to check himself into a rehabilitation clinic in an attempt to once and for all, rectify the problem. He will undergo an intensive training regime in an effort to regain top fitness.
Ambrose was an unused substitute in Palace's 1-0 win over relegation threatened Preston last week and it is looking increasingly unlikely he will be ready for the FA Cup clash at The Rioch on Saturday.
Ambrose explained: "In the last six weeks I've only trained three or four times but I've played in nearly all the games."
"It looks like I'll miss the Coventry game. The plan is for me to go to a rehab centre and spend a week there, between five and seven days, to try and improve it, but it's better to be on form than just trying to get through them - that's no good for me or the team. You try and put in a shift but it's really difficult."