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Brighton striker Craig Mackail-Smith should be fit for this weekend's trip to Birmingham.

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Craig Mackail-Smith: Will return for Brighton at Birmingham

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The striker missed Saturday's 2-1 win over Derby due to a tight hamstring, with manager Gus Poyet revealing it was a precautionary measure.

"We checked him at 11 o'clock and he was in a similar situation as when he got injured against Millwall earlier in the season," said Poyet.

"He had been tight all week, he didn't training until Thursday and he was 50/50.

"It would have been a big risk and when we have the whole squad available, except for Bruno, it was not necessary to risk him.

"If it was a cup final we might have played him, but we all agreed it was best to rest him."

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