Championship automatic promotion chasers Brighton & Hove Albion travel to The City Ground to face struggling Nottingham Forest tomorrow evening with the club short of attacking options according to The Argus.

After victories for promotion rivals Burnley and Middlesbrough yesterday, Albion travel to the Midlands knowing that they must also record a victory over Nottingham Forest to close the four point gap between themselves and second placed Boro.

The Seagulls go into the clash with a shortage of strikers with both Sam Baldock and Bobby Zamora set to miss the match through injury leaving Tomer Hemed and on loan Manchester United youngster James Wilson as Albion’s only available strikers.

Israel international striker Hemed has scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for Albion so far this season and is again set to start for The Seagulls. Fellow striker James Wilson has scored 4 goals in 19 appearances since joining the club on loan from The Red Devils in November and has mainly been used as a substitute in recent weeks.

Albion manager Chris Hughton is expected to field a similar starting line up to the side which recorded an excellent 2-1 success at Birmingham City on Tuesday evening and on loan midfielder Steve Sidwell is likely to be pushed high up the field into a role supporting Tomer Hemed in attack.

Brighton & Hove Albion will be looking to beat a Nottingham Forest side which are in poor form having won just twice in nine league outings.


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