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Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Brighton and Coventry at the Amex Stadium.

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Ankergren: Number one again for Brighton

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Casper Ankergren will be back in goal for Brighton.

The Dane has been confined to the bench as Steve Harper spent a one-month loan spell on the south coast but he has now returned to parent club Newcastle.

Left-back Mauricio Taricco is suspended but Brighton's injury problems are clearing up with midfielders Vicente Rodriguez (thigh) and Gonzalo Jara Reyes (knee) back in training allowing manager Gus Poyet to assess their fitness.

Defender Adam El-Abd played for the reserves this week, his first appearance after seven months on the sidelines with a foot injury, but he will not be rushed back.

Fellow centre-half Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and midfielder Gary Dicker (broken leg) are still out.

New Coventry loan signing Gary Gardner is in line to make his debut.

The highly-rated midfielder, 19, signed for the Sky Blues from Aston Villa on Thursday on a deal until January and will likely go straight into manager Andy Thorn's starting XI at the Amex Stadium.

As well as snapping up Gardner, Thorn managed to keep hold of star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz despite speculation linking him with a move elsewhere and the seven-goal marksman will lead the line for City.

Midfielder David Bell will be assessed having missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat to West Ham and Tuesday's 1-1 draw against Cardiff due to a knock sustained in training.

Striker Roy O'Donovan continues to miss out as he recovers from a broken bone in his foot.

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