Anthony Knockaert return boosts Brighton

Brighton, Updated: November 17, 2016 3:28 PM
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Anthony Knockaert returns to Brighton’s squad for the Friday night showdown with Aston Villa.

Brighton: Anthony Knockaert return boosts BrightonBrighton: Anthony Knockaert return boosts Brighton

The French midfielder missed the 2-0 win over Bristol City prior to the international break following the death of his father.

Forward Richie Towell and winger Kazenga LuaLua are on the mend after knee problems and played for the under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy win over Leyton Orient last week.

Midfielder Beram Kayal is still on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Jordan Amavi and Leandro Bacuna are available for Aston Villa after overcoming knocks.

Midfielder Mile Jedinak will be assessed by the club after returning from international duty with Australia in Thailand.

Micah Richards remains a doubt with a calf problem and Ritchie de Laet is out for the season with a knee injury.

Jordan Ayew returns from suspension and is likely to be handed an instant recall by boss Steve Bruce but Ross McCormack is banned.

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