Date: 18th February 2016 at 5:30pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has given an injury update ahead of the game against Cardiff City this weekend.

On the back of the scoreless draw against Hull City, Hughton’s pre Cardiff press conference has now been held and the comments are starting to come through, and the Argus have him quoted as saying that Beram Kayal’s problem wasn’t as bad as first thought, so he remains in contention for this weekend’s action.

Having carried a slight groin problem, and been substituted in the game against Championship table toppers Hull as it flared up, Hughton explained.

‘He is okay. He had a slight groin problem that he was able to play through. We have managed it to a degree. Certainly if he wasn’t fit he wouldn’t play with the options that we’ve got. It’s something all players do at times. There will always be two or three playing through knocks and some problems. That’s the nature of the game, so he is fine.’

With James Wilson missing the last two with a groin problem of his own, Hughton went on to say that he did come back into his thoughts for this game.

‘James didn’t train but he was out with our medical staff and has come through a fairly good session. We are very hopeful he will train tomorrow and be included in the squad. It has been a little bit sporadic for James overall but he has proved when he is on the pitch he can score goals. That type of individual you always want available.’

The longer term casualty list is also starting to shrink a little with Liam Rosenior back for the Hull match as an unused substitute, and we also now have Gaeten Bong back in training as well as Gordon Greer.

‘Gordon’s trained the last few days and trained again this morning.’

Fellow defensive partner Uwe Hunemeier’s progress is more disappointing though.

‘Uwe has taken probably a bit longer than we thought. At the moment he is still not right to take the next step forward of being very close to training with the team.’

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