Dale Stephens (third from right) has made 45 appearances for Brighton this season Brighton will be without Dale Stephens for their play-off campaign after the midfielder’s three-match ban was upheld by the Football Association. The 26-year-old was sent off for a foul on Gaston Ramirez during the 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on Saturday. The FA
“It was a mistake on his part and he’ll be punished for that in terms of a fine”
“You can’t criticise things that didn’t happen. One of the key points in there didn’t occur. “So that’s an internal process that the other players will have to learn from. “Criticise
But there will be a three-way tie between the other relegation battlers. Sunderland, Norwich and Newcastle all are predicted to end up on 33 points, with goal difference saving the Black Cats. Champions Chelsea, meanwhile, wind up in 10th. So there you go – that’s the last few months of the season ruined for you!
Hull manager Steve Bruce has called on his players to step up and get his side’s automatic promotion bid back on track. Bruce had watched his side fail to win for a fourth successive Sky Bet Championship game after being held 1-1 by Nottingham Forest at the KC Stadium.
Following a 1-1 home draw with