Football - Brighton's Bridcutt ban blow

Brighton will be without Liam Bridcutt when they host Burnley at The Amex.

PA Sport

Bridcutt starts a two-match ban after he was booked for the 10th time this season during Tuesday night's 2-0 win at leaders Cardiff.

But fellow midfielder Dean Hammond is expected to be fit despite limping off against the Bluebirds with a knee injury.

Boss Gus Poyet is also set to welcome back three players who missed the midweek victory.

Ashley Barnes returns from a three-match ban, fellow striker Craig Mackail-Smith is expected to shake off a knee niggle and skipper Gordon Greer should be back in defence after a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Andrew Crofts (hamstring) remains a doubt while forward Will Hoskins (knee) is still out.

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