Brighton v Brentford preview

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

Last Updated: 27/09/10 at 14:59

MacDonald: Set to start

MacDonald: Set to start

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.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

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  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Footer 365

Premier League: Luis Suarez urges Liverpool fans to be calm during title run-in

Luis Suarez has told Liverpool fans to stay calm as the club attempts to win its first top-flight title in 24 years.

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team can handle pressure

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team are able to handle the pressure as they chase fourth spot and an FA Cup win.

Transfer news: Swansea's Ben Davies flattered by transfer talk

Swansea City star Ben Davies admits he is flattered at being linked with the likes of Atletico Madrid.

Mail Box

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

City: Bottle Jobs, A Laughing Stock...

There are some harsh words for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini in the Mailbox this morning, as well as some rather nicer ones for Tony Pulis and his magic hat...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property