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Brighton will be without Liam Bridcutt and have a major doubt over Adam El-Abd ahead of the visit of Peterborough.

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Liam Bridcutt: Banned after being sent off on Friday night

Liam Bridcutt: Banned after being sent off on Friday night

Midfielder Bridcutt picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Friday night's 2-2 draw with Leeds and serves a one-match ban, while centre-half El-Abd is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Andrew Crofts or Gary Dicker will replace Bridcutt in the centre while Lewis Dunk is on standby to make his first npower Championship appearance of the season should El-Abd miss out.

Andrea Orlandi should retain his place in midfield after impressing on his return from injury against the Whites, but fellow Spaniard Vicente is still missing with a thigh problem.

Stephen Dobbie, Kazenga LuaLua and David Lopez are further attacking options for boss Gus Poyet as his side attempt to end a seven-match winless streak.

Peterborough will be without Kgosi Ntlhe.

Full-back Ntlhe was forced off with an injury after 62 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday. Posh are awaiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of the problem.

Tommy Rowe had a second scan on his troublesome ankle injury last week and remained absent against the Owls. The wing-back has missed the last three matches and is rated at 50-50 to return to the squad for Tuesday night's game.

Peter Grant and Dave Hibbert are Peterborough's other absentees.

Grant was to undergo a knee operation and is expected to spend an extended spell on the sidelines. Hibbert, meanwhile, is closing in on a first-team return after almost two years out with a serious knee injury.

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Championship Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Blackburn  
Brighton v Blackpool  
Burnley v Wigan  
Derby v Barnsley  
Ipswich v Bournemth  
Millwall v Doncaster  
QPR v Watford  
Sheff Wed v Charlton  
Yeovil v Huddersfld  
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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Leicester 43 36 93
2 Burnley 43 32 86
3 Derby 43 29 78
4 QPR 43 14 73
5 Wigan 42 17 70
6 Brighton 43 12 65
7 Reading 43 10 64
8 Ipswich 43 6 64
9 N Forest 43 5 62
10 Bournemth 43 -1 62
11 Blackburn 43 3 61
12 Watford 42 18 60
13 Middlesbro' 43 9 58
14 Bolton 43 -2 55
15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
16 Leeds 43 -8 53
17 Huddersfld 43 -9 47
18 Birmingham 42 -11 43
19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
20 Millwall 43 -29 43
21 Charlton 42 -24 42
22 Blackpool 43 -27 42
23 Barnsley 43 -29 39
24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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