Seagulls duo pushing to be fit

18 February 2011 11:00
Chris Wood and Matt Sparrow should be in the Brighton squad which travels to Premier League Stoke in the FA Cup fifth round. On-loan West Brom striker Wood was substituted early on during last Saturday's 4-1 win over Hartlepool with a foot injury and midfielder Sparrow has missed two games with a knee problem, but both players returned to training on Thursday. Bulgarian midfielder Radostin Kishishev is out for personal reasons, winger Craig Noone is cup-tied and Jim McNulty (ankle), Jamie Smith (foot) and Alan Navarro (cruciate) are long-term absentees. Goalkeeper Peter Brezovan has played in all the previous rounds and is set to come in for regular number one Casper Ankergren again. Albion are bidding to reach the last eight for only the third time in the club's history.

Source: PA