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Swindon Town Vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Swindon boss Danny Wilson has an injury doubt over Craig Easton for the visit of Brighton.

The midfielder may miss out after sustaining a calf problem in training ahead of last weekend's 3-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers.

But defender Callum Kennedy (pelvis) is definitely ruled out of the clash against Gus Poyet's side.

Striker Lloyd Macklin returned from a leg fracture to make a successful comeback in that clash and is likely to again be named among the substitutes. Winger Alan O'Brien is now regularly involved in the first-team squad again after a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Kurt Hammonds (knee) is set to return to training in the near future while fellow long-term absentee Hasney Aljofree (knee) continues to build up his fitness with regular games in the reserves.

Brighton defender Adam El-Abd will be fit for the trip.

El-Abd, who is currently playing at left-back, suffered a facial injury during last week's defeat by Colchester but will be fine to travel to the County Ground.

Boss Gus Poyet is considering handing another left-back, fit-again Jim McNulty, a place in midfield in front of El-Abd.

McNulty has suffered an injury-hit spell since joining the Seagulls, having to have a kidney removed last season before suffering an ankle problem this term, but he is fully fit now and set to figure in a more advanced role.

Centre-half Colin Hawkins is the only injury absentee due to an ongoing heel problem.

Poyet has the luxury of an otherwise fully-fit squad to choose from.

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Colchester United
Bristol Rovers
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Adam El-Abd
Brighton & Hove Albion
Hasney Aljofree
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