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Brighton V Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

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12 May 2013 14:01:25

Brighton V Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

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


As you were for Brighton

Brighton have no new injury worries for the play-off semi-final second leg against Crystal Palace at the Amex Stadium.

Full-back Bruno remains sidelined with a calf problem and strike duo Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) and Will Hoskins (knee) are long-term absentees.

But the Seagulls came through Friday night's goalless draw in the first leg at Selhurst Park unscathed.

Midfielder Andrea Orlandi was withdrawn towards the end in south London but manager Gus Poyet confirmed afterwards that was merely due to tiredness.

With so little time to recover between the games Poyet says he will freshen up his line-up so the likes of midfielders Vicente and Andrew Crofts, winger Kazenga LuaLua and striker Ashley Barnes will be in contention to start.

Crystal Palace have lost their 30-goal top scorer Glenn Murray for the second leg of the play-off semi-final at Brighton.

Former Seagulls striker Murray suffered a suspected cruciate injury during the second half of Friday night's goalless first leg and faces a long spell on the sidelines.

Fellow forward Stephen Dobbie remains ineligible as he is on loan from Brighton so Aaron Wilbraham or Kevin Phillips will lead the line in Murray's absence.

Winger Wilfried Zaha picked up an ankle knock on Friday but boss Ian Holloway hopes he will be fit while midfielder Jonny Williams, who limped off late on, was only suffering with cramp and should be available.

Defenders Paddy McCarthy (groin) and Jonathan Parr (ankle) are still out.



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