Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Brentford, Tue 16 Mar 2010

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Brighton will welcome back defender Adam Virgo when they host Brentford at the Withdean.

The centre-half has completed a four-match ban following his second red card of the season at Leeds and is pushing for an instant recall in Gus Poyet's side.

On-loan Stoke midfielder Diego Arismendi will again be kept waiting for his Seagulls debut as he continues to battle with a thigh injury, though the Uruguay international could be in the frame for the weekend trip to Oldham.

Defender Colin Hawkins remains out with an Achilles injury, while goalkeeper Michel Kuipers will not play again this season as he has a broken finger.

Poyet will be hoping his side can put the 1-0 defeat by Swindon behind them and return to the impressive form that saw them go four games without loss prior to Saturday's result.

Brentford will be without defender Tommy Smith.

The full-back was enjoying a successful loan spell from Ipswich but has been recalled by Town boss Roy Keane as cover for the suspended Damian Delaney.

That has resulted in the Bees recalling defender Alan Bennett from his loan spell at Wycombe a day early and he should go straight into the squad for the clash at the Withdean.

Boss Andy Scott will keep faith with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, despite his two costly errors in Saturday's 3-3 draw with MK Dons, meaning Lewis Price will again have to settle for a place on the bench.

Carl Cort is pushing for a start in attack after his injury-time strike earned a point for the Bees against Paul Ince's men. Cort came off the bench to replace Ben Strevens minutes before his goal, but Strevens also got on the scoresheet and could retain his place.

Goalkeeper Nikki Bull remains the only absentee as he continues to struggle with a shoulder injury.

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Carl Cort
Ipswich Town
Milton Keynes Dons
Stoke City
Diego Arismendi
Ben Strevens
League One
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Swindon Town
Tommy Smith
Roy Keane
Colin Hawkins
Wojciech Szczesny
Oldham Athletic
Tommy Smith
Leeds United
Michel Kuipers
Alan Bennett
Brighton & Hove Albion
Adam Virgo
Nikki Bull

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