Patrick Vieira admits missing Crystal Palace players 'not ideal' ahead of Leeds United clash

Patrick Vieira says having many of his first-team players missing for their pre-season clash against Leeds United in Australia on Friday is 'not ideal'.

Talisman Wilfried Zaha has not travelled, while Marc Guehi, Jeffrey Schlupp, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Will Hughes, Christian Benteke, Nathan Ferguson and Luke Plange will also not feature against Jesse Marsch's side due to various reasons.

Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976) is a French professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Premier League club Crystal Palace.

Vieira and his Trinidadian wife, Cheryl, first met in England while he was playing for Arsenal