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Hughton's defensive options to be boosted

2017-03-20 14:20:01, Views: 378, ICS

Hughton's defensive options to be boosted

Brighton boss Chris Hughton expects Bruno and Seb Pocognoli to return soon and to have new signing Vegard Forren available next month.

The Championship promotion-chasers have taken the club's non-international players to Valencia for a short break as the Seagulls build up to successive home matches against Blackburn Rovers on April 1 and Birmingham three days later.

Skipper Bruno missed Saturday's 2-0 away defeat at Leeds, despite training on Friday, while Pocognoli is also close to returning from a similar groin problem.

Norwegian centre-half Forren got a run-out for the Brighton Under-23s in Saturday’s 3-1 win at Lancing in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup.

Hughton said: “Vegard will be ready. He played 60 minutes and apparently did really well, so he will be two weeks further down the line.”

Second-placed Albion remain six points clear of Huddersfield, who have a game in hand, and are a point behind leaders Newcastle.


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