Brighton V Ipswich at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

01 October 2012 04:01
Brighton V Ipswich - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Viva Espana for Seagulls Leaders Brighton hope to welcome back their Spanish duo for the visit of Ipswich. Right-back Bruno missed Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Birmingham with a groin problem and winger Andre Orlandi was laid low with a virus, but both are expected to be fit. But top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith will be sidelined again with the hamstring injury which kept him out at the weekend. Midfielder Andrew Crofts is also struggling with a hamstring problem and is set to miss out again. Former Spain international Vicente is due to return to training this week following a tendon problem but is short of match fitness. Striker Will Hoskins is still on the mend following the broken foot he suffered in pre-season. Ipswich have been handed a huge boost with the news Michael Chopra is hopeful of being fit. Chopra has missed struggling Town's last two games with a groin injury but returned to training on Monday morning, which off-sets fellow striker Paul Taylor (foot) being sidelined for at least six weeks. Chopra's availability is a real shot in the arm for manager Paul Jewell, who relieved some of the pressure on himself with Saturday's 1-1 draw at Barnsley. However, midfielder Luke Hyam is doubtful for the south-coast clash having jarred his back against the Tykes at Oakwell. Meanwhile, Ipswich have decided not to take their interest in defender Ricardo Rocha any further following a week's trial at Portman Road.

Source: PA