Brighton vs Crystal Palace - Dale Stephens returns from injury as Brighton host Palace

Posted Friday, February 28, 2020 by PA

Brighton vs Crystal Palace - Dale Stephens returns from injury as Brighton host Palace

Dale Stephens is back in contention for Brighton as they prepare to host rivals Crystal Palace.

The midfielder, who missed the last two matches against Watford and Sheffield United, is available for selection after recovering from a groin injury.

Tariq Lamptey and Alexis MacAllister are also fit again and looking for a place in Graham Potter’s squad, which leaves Jose Izquierdo (knee) as the only absentee.

Crystal Palace will check the fitness of captain Luka Milivojevic before the trip.

The midfielder missed the 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend due to illness but is back in training.

Jeffrey Schlupp (hip) and Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) are also closing in on a return although are not expected to feature at the AMEX, while defender James Tomkins (hamstring) continues rehabilitation.

Brighton provisional squad: Ryan, Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Propper, Mooy, March, Stephens, Lamptey, MacAllister, Gross, Trossard, Murray, Lamptey, Webster, Jahanbakhsh, Button, Bernardo, Connolly, Alzate.

Crystal Palace provisional squad: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Cahill, Van Aanholt, McCarthy, Milivojevic, McArthur, Ayew, Tosun, Zaha, Hennessey, Dann, Riedewald, Kouyate, Meyer, Townsend, Benteke, Pierrick, Henderson.

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