Burton Albion v Brighton & Hove Albion

Ben Turner

Ben Turner has played in all seven of Burton’s seven Championship games this season and been booked in five of them

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Burton Albion’s Ben Turner serves a one-match ban and fellow defender Kyle McFadzean is also suspended.

John Mousinho (hamstring) is still out, Lucas Akins and Tom Flanagan are doubts and on-loan striker Chris O’Grady is ineligible to face his parent club.

Brighton’s Kazenga LuaLua (knee) is absent and fellow winger Solly March is not yet ready after nine months out.

Striker Sam Baldock (calf) will be assessed after missing Tuesday’s 1-0 win over league leaders Huddersfield.

BBC Sussex’s Johnny Cantor: “Brighton will be feeling confident after a strong performance against Championship leaders Huddersfield, when the Seagulls relied on a lucky goal but deserved the victory.

“After conceding six goals in their previous three games, new signing Shane Duffy is starting to settle into the team. However, Chris Hughton’s side are yet to win away in the Championship this season.

“He trialled creative midfielder Anthony Knockaert in a number 10 role in midweek but Albion’s most potent attacking force may switch back to the wing. Either way the Frenchman will hold the key as the two teams meet in the League for the first time in their history.”

Match facts

  • This will be the first ever league meeting between these sides.
  • Brighton won their only previous match against Burton, 3-0 at the Pirelli Stadium in a League Cup tie in September 2014.
  • After successive losses in their opening two games of Championship season, Burton are now unbeaten in five league games (W2 D3); no Championship team are on a better current run.
  • Brighton have failed to win any of their last four league away games (excl. play-offs) after a run of four successive away league wins.
  • No team has scored more headed goals in the Championship than Burton so far this season (5) – level with Barnsley.
  • Anthony Knockaert has completed 39 dribbles so far in the Championship; eight more than any other player.

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