Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has revealed that two players have been ruled out of our upcoming tie this weekend against newly promoted Championship Champions Wolverhampton Wanderers.
With fans already knowing that Glenn Murray was likely to miss out following the head collision he took in the last game against Newcastle United and his subsequent trip to hospital where he was given the all clear, few would expect him to make this game but Hughton told Sky Sports that he would be assessed late on in line with concussion protocols in the division.
Already ruled out are duo Davy Propper and Pascal Gross.
With Brighton sitting in 12th place in the Premier League table and Wolves a couple of spots ahead of us given their four-point advantage, it’s going to be a tough game but with varying thoughts about how the Black Country side have approached football under their new owners, Hughton was incredibly complimentary about how they had already adjusted to life in the top tier.
“They’re not a side who’ve had the start where you think they’ve been a bit fortunate. No, I don’t think they have. I think they thoroughly deserve the points they have got. They’ve obviously had some big results, and I think they’re a team that will do well this season.”
Murray’s habit of nicking a goal almost from no where would certainly be an asset in this game, and we’ll need Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy on their best form – but the midfield battle is probably going to be key in deciding this one.