Football - Seagulls a striker light

Brighton will be without striker Craig Mackail-Smith when they head to Bolton.

PA Sport

The Seagulls' 11-goal top scorer suffered an Achilles injury against Bristol City on Tuesday night and will miss the rest of the season.

With Will Hoskins also sidelined by a knee injury, boss Gus Poyet is left with only Leonardo Ulloa and Ashley Barnes as his senior frontmen.

Left-back Wayne Bridge remains a doubt with a hamstring problem but midfielders Andrew Crofts and Vicente will return to the squad.

Crofts has recovered from a hamstring injury and Vicente has been rested to build up his fitness.

Fellow midfielder Liam Bridcutt starts after receiving a surprise call-up to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia.

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