Brighton v Bournemouth preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brighton and Bournemouth at Withdean Stadium, kick-off 12.15pm.

Last Updated: 08/10/10 at 10:52

Murray: Fit for Seagulls

Murray: Fit for Seagulls

Glenn Murray will be fit for Brighton's televised clash with south-coast rivals Bournemouth.

The striker has shrugged off the hip injury he suffered during last weekend's 1-1 draw at Tranmere and should keep his place.

Centre-half Adam El-Abd returns after a one-match ban but faces competition from youngster Lewis Dunk, who deputised impressively at Prenton Park, and Gordon Greer.

Former Swindon defender Greer is finally pushing to be involved after two suspensions, the birth of his daughter and a calf injury disrupted his season.

Winger Kazenga LuaLua dropped to the bench last Saturday to rest his ongoing hamstring problem and could return to the starting line-up.

Midfielder Alan Navarro is therefore the only injury absentee as he continues his recovery from a ruptured cruciate ligament.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has a defensive decision to make ahead of his side's trip to Brighton.

Right-back Adam Smith was dismissed in last week's defeat at Southampton and must serve a one-match ban.

Smith's absence leaves Howe choosing between Stephen Purches, who is back in the frame after back spasms, or veteran Lee Bradbury.

Harry Arter has returned to light training after a groin injury but the game will come too soon for him, while Tim Stephenson is back in training after knee trouble, but again he will not feature at the Withdean.

Mark Molesley (foot) and Steve Lovell (ankle) remain long-term absentees.

The Cherries travel along the south coast in third position, but will be searching for an improvement in their away form having suffered three defeats on the road already this term.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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