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Team news for Tuesday's Championship clash between Brighton and Peterborough

Last Updated: 06/11/12 10:16pm

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Liam Bridcutt: Banned after being sent off on Friday night

Liam Bridcutt: Banned after being sent off on Friday night

Brighton will be without Liam Bridcutt and have a major doubt over Adam El-Abd ahead of the visit of Peterborough.

Midfielder Bridcutt picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in Friday night's 2-2 draw with Leeds and serves a one-match ban, while centre-half El-Abd is struggling with a hamstring injury.

Andrew Crofts or Gary Dicker will replace Bridcutt in the centre while Lewis Dunk is on standby to make his first npower Championship appearance of the season should El-Abd miss out.

Andrea Orlandi should retain his place in midfield after impressing on his return from injury against the Whites, but fellow Spaniard Vicente is still missing with a thigh problem.

Stephen Dobbie, Kazenga LuaLua and David Lopez are further attacking options for boss Gus Poyet as his side attempt to end a seven-match winless streak.

Peterborough will be without Kgosi Ntlhe.

Full-back Ntlhe was forced off with an injury after 62 minutes of the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday. Posh are awaiting the results of a scan to determine the extent of the problem.

Tommy Rowe had a second scan on his troublesome ankle injury last week and remained absent against the Owls. The wing-back has missed the last three matches and is rated at 50-50 to return to the squad for Tuesday night's game.

Peter Grant and Dave Hibbert are Peterborough's other absentees.

Grant was to undergo a knee operation and is expected to spend an extended spell on the sidelines. Hibbert, meanwhile, is closing in on a first-team return after almost two years out with a serious knee injury.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 24 48
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Middlesbrough 24 43
4 Derby County 23 42
5 Watford 24 41
6 Brentford 24 40
7 Norwich City 24 37
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 37
9 Blackburn Rovers 24 35
10 Nottingham Forest 24 31
11 Charlton Athletic 23 31
12 Cardiff City 24 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Birmingham City 24 31
15 Bolton Wanderers 24 29
16 Reading 24 29
17 Fulham 23 28
18 Huddersfield Town 24 28
19 Rotherham United 24 26
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 24 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 24 14