Crocked Brighton midfielder Alan Navarro has targeted a return to action in February.

Navarro needed surgery after suffering cruciate ligament damage during the Carling Cup clash with Northampton in August but is ready to step up his rehabilitation.

He said: "I'm due to see the specialist in three weeks and hopefully he will give me the go-ahead to start straight-line jogging and step up my gym work."

Navarro added: "I've set myself a target of being back for our game at my old club MK Dons on February 26 and I'm confident I'll make it, if not sooner."

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