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Brighton v Southampton Team News

Brighton v Southampton Team News

Brighton boss Graham Potter has no fresh injury problems ahead of Saturday’s Premier League south-coast derby with Southampton at the Amex Stadium.

Forward Jurgen Locadia is pushing for a recall after being dropped to the bench in favour of Leandro Trossard for last weekend’s draw with West Ham, while winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is hoping to be included in Albion squad for the first time this season.

Winger Jose Izquierdo, defender Ezequiel Schelotto (both knee) and midfielder Yves Bissouma (shoulder) remain sidelined.

The Seagulls have made a positive start to the Premier League campaign under the former Swansea City boss Potter.

A 3-0 thrashing of Watford at Vicarage Road was followed a hard-fought 1-1 draw with a West Ham side strengthened by some big spending in the summer transfer window.

As for the Southampton, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl reported no fresh injury problems following last weekend’s defeat by Liverpool.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has resumed full training following the unspecified fitness issue which saw him sit out the game, with Fraser Forster – who looks set to complete a loan move to Celtic – on the bench.

New signing defender Kevin Danso will be hoping for a debut having been an unused substitute last weekend, but midfielder Mario Lemina is not expected to be involved as he also appears ready to leave before the end of the European transfer window.

Southampton will be determined to get off the mark, as they are one of four teams that have failed to pick up a single point from their first two games.

Saints were thrashed 3-0 by Burnley on the opening day but Hasenhuttl will take heart from their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Premier League title contenders Liverpool last time out.

Brighton and Southampton faced each other three times last season with Saints coming put on top 1-0 in both their trips to the Amex Stadium in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.

The Seagulls managed to battle to a 2-2 draw at St Mary’s in the other league meeting last term.

Brighton provisional squad: Ryan,Button,Montoya,Bernardo, Bong, Burn, Dunk, Duffy, Balogun, Webster, Stephens, Propper, Mooy, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, March, Locadia, Trossard,Murray, Andone, Maupay.

Southampton provisional squad: Gunn, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Adams, McCarthy, Soares, Danso, Djenepo, Armstrong, Ings, Obafemi

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