Brighton winger a doubt for Derby FA Cup clash

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March is a doubt for Saturday's FA Cup fifth round tie with Derby County.

Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

March limped off early in the second half of last weekend's 3-1 Premier League defeat to Burnley with an ankle injury but has not been ruled out of Saturday's FA Cup tie.

Seagulls manager Chris Hughton said: "We're okay injury-wise but Solly March is a doubt.

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"He came off in the Burnley game but we'll assess him and he's closer than what we thought he would be.

Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

"There's a few knocks and bruises we'll assess but we're okay.

"We're not ruling Solly out for Saturday, which means he's close. We'll do everything right.

"It's not as bad as what we thought at the time."

Jose Izquierdo is back training but is unlikely to be involved in Saturday's match as he continues to build his fitness up.

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