Date: 7th December 2016 at 4:03pm
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Brighton‘s Kazenga LuaLua was sent off in the U21s win against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday but his suspension isn’t going to apply to first team football.

The winger helped Brighton to a 2-1 win against the League 1 side in the Checkatrade Trophy but was sent off in the closing minutes. He was issued a straight red card by the referee upon the advice of his assistant.

LuaLua will face a suspension but fortunately, as the Argus reports, this doesn’t apply to first team fixtures.

Chris Hughton is therefore free to select him in the Championship. However, any involvement with the U21 side would be put on hold whilst he sees out his ban.

The winger, who is continuing his bid for full fitness, was one of a number of senior players selected in Simon Rusk’s U21 side with Niki Maenpaa, Rohan Ince, Richie Towell and Elvis Manu also featuring at Kingsmeadow.

After the win Rusk praised the performance and professionalism of midfielder Ince, who playing his first game since the death of his father. This same report quotes the U21 boss as saying.

‘He was outstanding. It was a very professional performance. The senior boys gave us a lot. I’m pleased for Rohan. He gave a good display. I am sure that is something he can enjoy, given the difficult time he’s had personally.’

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