Brighton & Hove Albion Vs Notts County, Fri 17 Dec 2010

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Brighton manager Gus Poyet has a virtually full-strength squad at his disposal for Friday night's visit of Notts County.

Long-term injury victims Alan Navarro and Kazenga LuaLua are the only players on the casualty list.

Midfielder Navarro hopes to return in February as he recovers from cruciate ligament damage and loan winger LuaLua is back with parent club Newcastle after breaking his ankle last month.

Poyet could make a couple of changes after watching the leaders crash to a 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield last weekend.

Glenn Murray and West Brom loanee Chris Wood started in attack but seven-goal striker Ashley Barnes is pushing for a recall, while Matt Sparrow could come in to shore up the midfield.

Ricky Ravenhill is out for Notts County.

The midfielder suffered terrible injuries in a freak collision with team-mate Neal Bishop during the early stages of the Magpies' FA Cup second round win against Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

He was carried off on a stretcher and was taken to hospital to receive treatment. Manager Paul Ince hopes Ravenhill will be fit to face Rochdale on Boxing Day.

"He's still got concussion and a bit of whiplash. He also had six stitches in his chin and two near his eye, so his face is a bit battered," said Ince.

"He wanted to play tomorrow night and that just typifies his character, but he's not going to be available. Hopefully he will be back for Boxing Day.`

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Kazenga LuaLua
League One
Ashley Barnes
Neal Bishop
Chris Wood
FA Cup
Notts County
Glenn Murray
Alan Navarro

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