Notts County v Brighton preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Notts County and Brighton at Meadow Lane.

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Hughes (c): Pushing for a start

Hughes (c): Pushing for a start

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Martin Allen has no new problems as he looks to keep Notts County in League One with a final-day win.

With just Stephen Hunt and Alan Gow out injured and Ricky Ravenhill suspended, the Magpies manager has options available should he wish to make changes.

Allen was pleased with his team's display despite defeat at former club MK Dons last weekend, and he could name an unchanged starting XI.

However, with three goals in his last three games, including two from the bench, Lee Hughes is pushing strongly for a recall.

Fellow forwards Kevin Smith and Niogo Demba-Nyren, midfielder John Spicer and defenders John Thompson and Stephen Darby are also alternatives for Allen.

Notts need to beat Brighton to guarantee their safety, although a draw, or even defeat, could be enough if results involving Walsall and Dagenham go their way.

Glenn Murray will miss out when champions Brighton bid farewell to League One.

The Seagulls' top scorer, who has yet to agree a new contract with the club, is still struggling with a shoulder injury and will not travel.

Defender Adam El-Abd is out with a foot injury, striker Fran Sandaza has a hamstring problem and full-back Jim McNulty remains a long-term absentee after ankle surgery.

But goalkeeper Casper Ankergren is set to return after losing his ever-present league record last weekend due to a dead leg.

Midfielders Radostin Kishishev, Cristian Baz, Agustin Battipiedi and strikers Gary Hart and Chris Holroyd could be involved despite being told they will not be offered new contracts for next season.

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