Victory over Wigan Athletic on Monday, followed by Huddersfield Town’s draw at Derby County confirmed Brighton & Hove Albion’s passage into next season’s Premier League line-up. Seagulls boss Chris Hughton is now hoping to deliver the Championship title outright along with that, and they’re one win away from doing so. Here is the team news ahead of their trip to Carrow Road.
A draw or defeat would mean a wait until Monday night when nearest challengers Newcastle United play again. Therefore, everyone at Brighton is keen to ensure they wrap things up at the earliest opportunity, allowing them to collect the trophy in their final home game of the season.
Striker Sam Baldock has been out of action for the last five games with a glute problem. Hughton has now confirmed that this will extend to six games, as he has failed to recover in time to be considered for selection against the Canaries. Baldock was pictured celebrating with Brighton fans along with other teammates following the fact promotion was confirmed earlier this week.
Shane Duffy and Connor Goldson are still out of action as well, but the rest of the squad is officially available for selection. Hughton can be expected to make a couple of changes from Monday just to provide some freshness. This minor rotation is something that has been done game-by-game for a while now. Sebastien Pocognoli is likely to be recalled as left back, whilst Jamie Murphy may be handed a chance to impress in midfield as well.