Date: 5th December 2010 at 6:08pm
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Brighton’s out on loan left back Jim McNulty could need surgery to sort out the latest in a long line of injury problems.

The former Stockport ace has spent the last few months on loan at Scunthorpe, with the northern outfit said to be weighing up a January bid.

However, McNulty – who spent almost a year out after losing a kidney during a run of the mill challenge – is now facing at least five weeks out.

The scouser has suffered a repeat of the ankle injury he first suffered training in the morning of a Brighton away game at Huddersfield – a game the Seagulls went on to lose 7v1.

The medical team at The Iron think a lump of bone sticking out of the full-backs ankle needs removing.

McNulty will return to the south coast for treatment.