Nottingham Forest v Brighton Preview

By Paul Healey

Brighton travel up to Nottingham knowing that their fate is in their hands, as they have a real chance of making the play-offs with only eight games left.

Brighton only beat Forest 1-0 at the home fixture but a preceding 7-3 away win for Forest against Leeds could make for a spectacle here, Gary Mcleary hitting four.

Gary Dicker and Marcos Painter might make the bench although Brighton’s defence held up reasonably well mid-week. Assulin, the ex- Manchester City creative midfielder, has had his contract extended until the end of the season and is available with Adam El-Abd.  Defender Reyes has the first match ban for his red card; Tommy Elphick remains out with an Achilles problem.

Steve Cotterill’s men are not yet safe, and there will be late fitness tests for Danny Higginbotham and George Elokobi.


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