Football

Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Huddersfield Town, Tue 9 Feb 2010

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Nicky Forster looks set to be omitted from the Brighton squad to face Huddersfield.

The veteran striker was left out of Saturday's 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient after claiming he had been placed on the transfer list.

"The situation with Nicky hasn't changed since the weekend," said manager Gus Poyet.

Goalkeeper Michel Kuipers will play despite taking a whack to the face at Orient while defender Tommy Elphick and midfielder Gary Dicker have shaken off knocks.

Poyet is set to make changes as he bids to end Brighton's dismal home form - they have not won in front of their own fans in nearly four months.

Adam El-Abd (foot) needs a run-out for the reserves before returning and Colin Hawkins (heel) is a long-term absentee.

Huddersfield midfielder Michael Collins hopes to return to the squad for the trip.

Collins has missed the last two matches after twisting an ankle in training, but he could be back in contention.

Should the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international prove his fitness it will leave manager Lee Clark with several selection dilemmas following the recent arrival of four new players at the Galpharm Stadium.

Australian Dean Heffernan, fellow defender Neal Trotman and striker Nathan Eccleston all made their home debuts for the Terriers in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Carlisle, while centre-half Krystian Pearce was an unused substitute.

Winger Anthony Pilkington returned to Clark's line-up against Carlisle after injury, while Nathan Clarke, Lee Novak, Robbie Simpson and Danny Drinkwater are all pressing for recalls to the starting XI.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Nathan Eccleston
Football
Nathan Clarke
Tommy Elphick
League One
Gary Dicker
Neal Trotman
Huddersfield Town
Anthony Pilkington
Nicky Forster
Michel
Robbie Simpson
Lee Novak
Colin Hawkins
Krystian Pearce
Carlisle United
Michael Collins
Adam El-Abd
Neal Trotman
Michel Kuipers
Leyton Orient
Brighton & Hove Albion
Nathan Clarke

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again