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Buckley: Could make the bench

Buckley: Could make the bench

Will Buckley could return to the Brighton squad.

Albion feared the forward, a £1million summer signing from Watford, would be sidelined for at least a fortnight after he suffered a hamstring injury at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Buckley sat out Wednesday night's win at Cardiff but the problem is not as bad as first feared and he could make the bench against the Seasiders.

Winger Kazenga LuaLua has missed the last three games with his hamstring injury and remains a doubt.

Boss Gus Poyet is hoping to tie up the signing of midfielder Ryan Harley from Swansea ahead of the game.

Defenders Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and Adam El-Abd (foot) are still on the sidelines.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could ring the changes.

The Seasiders slumped to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Derby on Wednesday and Holloway, who has no major injury concerns, could not hide his frustration afterwards.

Matt Hill replaced Craig Cathcart in the starting line-up against the Rams in a tactical switch after Holloway sought to bring greater experience to his defence.

Holloway will now consider his options after Craig Bryson struck to hand Derby victory, sweeping home a loose ball after Matt Gilks had parried a free-kick.

The Seasiders boss said: "It was absolute pants. A back four shouldn't let one of their midfielders get there first off a rebound."

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Championship Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Blackburn v Yeovil  
Bournemth v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v Bolton  
Huddersfld v Brighton  
Wigan v Reading  
17:15
Blackpool v Burnley  
19:30
Doncaster v Derby  
Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:15
Leicester v QPR  
15:00
Barnsley v Leeds  
Middlesbro' v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 42 35 90
2 Burnley 42 31 83
3 Derby 42 27 75
4 QPR 42 15 73
5 Wigan 41 14 67
6 Reading 42 13 64
7 Brighton 42 12 64
8 Ipswich 42 8 64
9 Bournemth 42 1 62
10 Blackburn 42 3 60
11 N Forest 42 4 59
12 Middlesbro' 42 10 58
13 Watford 41 16 57
14 Bolton 42 -2 54
15 Sheff Wed 42 0 50
16 Leeds 42 -9 50
17 Huddersfld 42 -9 46
18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
19 Doncaster 42 -26 43
20 Blackpool 42 -26 42
21 Charlton 41 -24 41
22 Millwall 42 -30 40
23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
24 Yeovil 42 -25 36

Updated Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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