Fulham defender Mark Hudson is set to join Crystal Palace on a month-long loan.

New Palace boss Iain Dowie previously loaned Hudson, on two seperate loan deals, when he managed at Oldham Athletic.

The 21-year-old played 15 league games for the Latics whilst he was there, and obviously impressed Dowie enough to make another move to sign him.

“He’s a footballing centre half, but he brings size,” said Dowie. “He’s got decent pace, he’s a good passer of the ball and he is a bright player.”

Dowie has been forced to bring in defensive cover after it was confirmed Curtis Fleming had broken his leg.