Transfer news: Brighton boss Oscar Garcia will continue to pick Liam Bridcutt

Liam Bridcutt: Brighton midfielder linked with Sunderland switch

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Brighton boss Oscar Garcia insists he will have no qualms about picking want-away midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Scotland international Bridcutt last week had a transfer request turned down amid reports former Seagulls chief Gus Poyet wants to sign him at Sunderland.

Bridcutt was missing from the Brighton side which beat Birmingham 1-0 on Saturday, but Garcia revealed afterwards he was injured.

"He is still carrying a groin problem and is not 100 per cent fit," said the Spaniard.

"He is a Brighton player and he will be available for selection when he is 100 per cent."