Seagulls boss has plenty of options
Striker Glenn Murray (hernia) and left-back Jim McNulty (ankle) are pushing for starts after returning to action in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Leyton Orient on Tuesday, while defender Adam Virgo is fit despite coming off with a head injury. Defender Gavin Hoyte is also available after joining from Arsenal on a month-long loan deal. Nicky Forster, Liam Dickinson, Gary Dicker, Andrew Crofts and Elliott Bennett were all rested in midweek and should come back in. But Adam El-Abd is still suspended and Colin Hawkins (heel) and Andrew Whing (hernia) remain on the sidelines. The clash sees Slade return to Huish Park for the first time since he left in March, although he may need a late fitness check himself having been struck down with a virus this week.
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