Palace duo Martin Kelly and Yohan Cabaye to face Sunderland just week after being caught up in Paris attacks

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew will be able to call on the services of Martin Kelly and Yohan Cabaye for the televised clash with Sunderland.

It comes just over a week after the duo were caught up in the Paris terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of 129 people.

Defender Kelly was at a restaurant within walking distance of one of the co‑ordinated attacks while French midfielder Yohan Cabaye was a late substitute at the Stade de France for the game against Germany which was targeted by three suicide bombers.

Kelly and his girlfriend, Kath, got back to their hotel safely on Friday night and they have since returned to London after their short break in the French capital.

Palace officials say he was shaken up but he is back in training and Eagles coaches feel Kelly, who has started Palace's last 10 games, is in the right frame of mind to play against Sunderland on Monday night.

Ex-Newcastle United midfielder Cabaye, meanwhile, was back in action on Tuesday night in the emotional friendly against Roy Hodgson's England at Wembley.

Both sets of supporters sang the French national anthem, held up the colours of the French flag and took part in a poignant minute's silence in tribute to those killed in the terrorist attacks.

Palace teammate Scott Dann was also in Paris on the night of the attacks but the defender was not staying in an area of the city that was hit and he too is available to face Sam Allardyce's Sunderland side.

Pardew's side have enjoyed a successful season to date, with the Eagles eighth in the Premier League having won all six of their matches against teams below them in the table.