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Leeds United Vs Brighton & Hove Albion, Sat 20 Feb 2010

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Australia defender Patrick Kisnorbo is back in training for Leeds but it is unlikely to face Brighton.

The centre-half has barely played in 2010 because of an Achilles problem, and, although he back working with the rest of the first-team, manager Simon Grayson may not risk him against the Seagulls.

Kisnorbo aside, Grayson will pick from the same squad that lost to Walsall.

The 2-1 defeat against the Saddlers was United's first home league defeat in 26 matches and Grayson's men will be keen to get back to winning ways at Elland Road.

Jermaine Beckford recovered from a hamstring injury in time to feature on Tuesday and the striker is set to retain his place in the starting XI.

Ben Parker and Tresor Kandol are also back in training following their injury lay-offs but the duo are likely to need a reserve game under their belts before they can return to first-team action.

Nicky Forster is back in contention for Brighton.

The veteran forward was axed from the squad for the last three games by manager Gus Poyet after claiming he had been transfer-listed.

Forster has since buried the hatchet with Poyet and will replace fellow striker Liam Dickinson in the squad after his loan move to Peterborough earlier this week.

Poyet, who was a popular assistant manager at Elland Road for a year, has no fresh injury worries to contend with.

Defender Colin Hawkins remains the only absentee following his recent heel operation.

Winger Seb Carole, currently in his third spell with Brighton, will be hoping to face the team he joined from the Seagulls back in 2006 and went on to make 52 appearances for.

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Peterborough United
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