Blackpool V Brighton at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

27 December 2013 03:31
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Broadfoot banned for Blackpool

Blackpool will be without defender Kirk Broadfoot when they host Brighton in the Sky Bet Championship.

The 29-year-old Scottish full-back was shown a straight red card late on during their Boxing Day clash with Leeds and will now face a four-match suspension.

Ricardo Fuller and Isaiah Osbourne (both hamstring) are unlikely to be involved, while Angel Martinez will be hoping to feature more prominently having returned from suspension in time for the Leeds game but remained an unused substitute.

Paul Ince's men will be hoping to put an end to a dismal run of form which has seen the Seasiders fail to win any of their last five games.

Brighton can welcome back Kazenga LuaLua.

Winger LuaLua was missing from the 3-2 defeat at Charlton on Boxing Day through suspension after collecting five bookings.

Skipper Gordon Greer remains a doubt with a calf problem and fellow defender Bruno will be assessed after he was substituted as a precaution at The Valley due to a tight adductor muscle.

Boss Oscar Garcia must decide whether to recall first-choice goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak, who is fit after a stomach muscle injury, or stick with his deputy Peter Brezovan.

Source: PA

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