English League Championship

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  • 05 Mar 2013
  • KO 19:45
  • Ground: Ashton Gate
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Monday 4th March 2013 15:49

Liam Bridcutt: Returns after suspension

Liam Bridcutt: Returns after suspension

Liam Bridcutt returns to the Brighton squad for the trip to Bristol City on Tuesday night.

The midfielder has missed the last two matches through suspension after accumulating 10 yellow cards this season and should go straight back into the starting line-up.

Wayne Bridge is expected to miss out again with a tight hamstring so Inigo Calderon will deputise at left-back, as he did in Saturday's 4-1 win over Huddersfield.

Calderon's fellow Spaniard Vicente was rested at the weekend and could return to the squad, but striker Will Hoskins is still out with a knee problem.

Skipper Gordon Greer is fit after a hamstring injury but looks set to start on the bench again with Matt Upson and Adam El-Abd performing well at centre-half.

City head coach Sean O'Driscoll has no fresh injury worries as they look to record their fifth successive home victory.

Their 0-0 stalemate at Blackpool on Saturday moved O'Driscoll's men to within two points of safety and all the players who were involved at Bloomfield Road have trained without a problem.

O'Driscoll hinted that he is unlikely to make wholesale changes despite the games coming thick and fast for the side rock bottom of the table - but he has plenty of options if he decides to freshen things up.

Captain Cole Skuse made his return to action against Paul Ince's men having missed the whole of February with a knee injury, while Sam Baldock was an unused substitute and is pushing for a start against Brighton along with winger Albert Adomah.

Louis Carey (knee) is also expected to be available after several weeks spent on the sidelines, but Ryan Taylor (shoulder) and Richard Foster (Achilles) remain out as City look to move out of the relegation zone for the first time since O'Driscoll took charge.



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