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Leicester return for striker

26th February 2019, 10:04 by Nick Harris

Brighton's Florin Andone is still suspended for the clash at Leicester on Tuesday but Glenn Murray should start after being passed fit.

Murray and defender Lewis Dunk have been passed fit for the Seagulls after missing the FA Cup win over Derby last time out, while Solly March, Jurgen Locadia and Jose Izquierdo have all returned to training ahead of the game, but Leon Balogun is definitely ruled out.

Brighton could be facing a side out to prove a point following the sacking of manager Claude Puel and boss Chris Hughton hopes that does not result in a big reaction by their players.

Coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will be in charge of Leicester after Puel was axed on Sunday in the wake of their 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace, with Brendan Rodgers understood to be the next permanent Foxes manager.

"The managerial departure shows how difficult this job is," added Hughton. "Things change very quickly - you always feel for the manager because he would have put in a lot of hard work.

"We don't know what the reaction will be but we know they're a very good side.

"They have a lot of ability and a lot of good individuals - we must focus on the things that we feel we can get a result."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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