Date: 22nd December 2015 at 12:13pm
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Ahead of the weekend defeat we knew Solly March went in for his surgery, he took to Twitter to not only show an image of his knee (which wasn’t pretty) after the op but also to say.

‘Thanks for all the messages. Operation went well. On the mend.’

March wasn’t coming back this season but the hope was (and still is) the England U21 international would be back in time for next season, what the future holds for Brighton loanee Rajiv van La Parra’s remain unclear?

Going into the defeat to Middlesbrough La Parra had that game, Brentford on Boxing Day and Ipswich at the end of the year but couldn’t face his parent club Wolves in the New Year as he’s ineligible so, effectively, his loan ends after Ipswich.

Before that Boro defeat the Argus quotes Wolves boss Kenny Jackett as saying.

‘He’s got a couple of goals and assists which is very good. For the wide right slot we dovetailed him and James Henry for a year. James’ form has been very good and kept him out.

‘He’s been keen to get the opportunity and so far at Brighton he’s taken it. He’s still a Wolves player and we’ll assess the situation.’

Chris Hughton, with or without an extension to his Brighton stay, had already made it clear he was looking at moving into the transfer market in January with a winger, or winger’s, his priority as Albion are light.

Obviously more so with March now out for the season he’s given a bit of an update on his early progress since his surgery, not that much was shared, and feels we’ll know a little more about the full extend of the injury (well how long it’ll keep him out anyway) shortly, telling the Argus.

‘We don’t know yet. We’re certainly looking at next season. The good news is the operation was a success, went very well, no complications. We know generally that it’s any time from six to nine months. I think probably the report we get over the next days will determine when it is.’

Injury against Middlesbrough to Uwe Huenemeier saw Connor Goldson on for his debut at the weekend and despite injuries (with a number long-term setbacks) biting with Lewis Dunk one of those back for the trip to Brentford on Boxing Day Hughton’s confident the squad, as it stands, has enough to compensate.

Hughton added.

‘The squad is big enough but we’ve had injuries. We have to remember with LuaLua we had a player that was League player of the month in the first month of the season and we haven’t been able to use his services since. He’ll be back, Sam Baldock, similar, who was super for the first part. Gaetan Bong, who came in so strong, so we have got players returning.’

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