Brighton v Brentford preview

Team news for Tuesday night's League One clash between Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford at the Withdean Stadium.

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Matt Sparrow returns to the Brighton squad for the Seagulls' home clash with Brentford.

The midfielder missed Saturday's 2-1 win over Oldham with a groin injury but has been passed fit to face the Bees.

Boss Gus Poyet therefore has a strong squad to choose from with Alan Navarro the only absentee as he continues his recovery from cruciate ligament damage.

The clash will be Brighton's fourth match in 10 days so Poyet must decide whether to rest on-loan Newcastle winger Kazenga LuaLua, who has been playing despite a hamstring problem.

Albion have taken 13 points from their last five matches and hit the top of the table following Saturday's success.

Brentford manager Andy Scott will stick with Gary Alexander and Charlie MacDonald in attack.

Fellow strikers Carl Cort (Achilles) and Nicky Forster (stomach) are fit again and came off the bench during Friday night's defeat at Leyton Orient.

But Scott is keeping faith in his first-choice front two despite seeing his side slip back into the League One relegation zone.

Summer signing Kirk Hudson made his debut as a substitute against Orient following a groin problem and should be involved again.

Huddersfield loanee Robbie Simpson is still struggling with a hamstring injury and midfielder David Hunt remains on the sidelines with damaged ankle ligaments.

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