Albion v Nottingham Forest - Ulloa ruled out

Brighton & Hove Albion FC news
Brighton & Hove Albion FC news

Albion host high-flying Nottingham Forest at the Amex this weekend which will round off Saturday’s Championship action.

Forest sit in fourth place in the table after 10 games, while Brighton find themselves sat slap bang in the middle of the 24 second division teams.

After Sheffield Wednesday escaped the South Coast with a deserved point on Tuesday evening it means Albion have won just once in their last six outings.

Team News

Leondardo Ulloa has been ruled out for two months due to a fracture he picked up in the midweek tie against the Owls, so it looks as though Ashley Barnes will lead the line this weekend.

Andrew Crofts withdrew from the Wales squad due to a hip problem but has vowed to play through the pain should Oscar select him to play.

Kemy Agustien returned to action on Tuesday after a spell on the sidelines, but he is now expected to miss the clash with Forest with a calf problem.

Former Albion loanee Darius Henderson could line up for Saturday’s visitors.

Form

Albion backed up two impressive draws away to Reading and table-toppers Queens Park Rangers with a victory over Bolton, but have since lost to Ipswich and snatched a draw against lowly Wednesday.

Forest travel to the seaside unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 league games and sit just four points off top place.

Players to watch

Kazenga LuaLua

The winger’s explosive performances have yet been rewarded with a goal but you feel it’s only a matter of time. LuaLua has averaged 2.5 shots per game.

Nathaniel Chalobah

The lanky midfielder was pivotal to Watford’s success last season and ran the show against the Seagulls in the Hornets victory at the Amex. The Chelsea man has completed over 85% of his passes in his three appearances this season.

Statistic

There have been under 2.5 goals in seven of Albion’s last eight league games.