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Brighton V Bournemouth at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

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31 Dec 2013 10:01:00

Brighton V Bournemouth at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

Brighton V Bournemouth - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Buckley blow for Brighton

Brighton will be without Will Buckley when they host Bournemouth.


The winger is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury during Sunday's 1-0 win at Blackpool - the first win in three attempts for Oscar Garcia's men.


Stephen Ward will be assessed after he was forced off at Bloomfield Road following a whack to the head, which saw Adam Chicksen come on for his debut as at left-back.


Skipper Gordon Greer (calf) and fellow defender Bruno (thigh) were missing against the Seasiders and remain doubtful as Brighton seek to move into the play-off places.


Bournemouth will be boosted by the return of midfielder Harry Arter.


Arter served his one-match ban for his fifth yellow card of the season against Ipswich on Sunday and he looks set to regain his place in Eddie Howe's starting line-up.


Josh McQuiod made his first start of the season in a central midfield role in Arter's absence and he could make way, while Welsh midfielder Shaun MacDonald will be assessed ahead of kick-off having missed out against the Tractor Boys.


Substitute Brett Pitman struck a second-half equaliser to earn the Cherries a point and he is pushing for a start.



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