Doncaster Rovers v Albion - preview

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

Albion travel to Doncaster Rovers this weekend searching for their first win in six Championship games.

Oscar’s men have drawn three and lost two since their convincing win at home to Bolton in September and go up against a Paul Dickov side who sit two places below them in 18th.

The Seagulls’ drew 1-1 at home to Watford last time out which leaves them eight points off the play-off places.

Team News

Andrea Orlandi, Kemy Agustien and Liam Bridcutt all returned to light training this week but are unlikely to play any part in the fixture, but Stephen Ward could be available after limping off against Watford with a hamstring injury.

Kazenga LuaLua, Will Hoskins, Leonardo Ulloa, and Craig Mackail-Smith are still all unavailable.

Richie Wellens comes back into the reckoning for Donny after a one-game suspension and could slot straight back into the side, while on-loan Yun Suk-Young is also available.


Albion have now won just one of their last nine league games and have drawn their last two, leaving them closer to the drop-zone than the top six.

Albion last 5: D D L D L

Donny come into the game having conceded eight goals in their last two outings but they triumphed over Leicester in their last fixture at home.

Doncaster last 5: L L W L W

Player to watch:

Leroy Lita (Albion)

The Swansea loanee has looked sharp in the little game time that he has had so far in an Albion shirt and will be up against a flimsy-looking defence should he make an appearance.

Chris Brown (Donny)

The 28-year-old is the club’s top scorer this season with four goals in 13 games and he has had 22 shots so far this term


Stephan Ward will make his 250th English league appearance should be selected by Oscar.