Championship

November 27, 2012

Full-time

Brighton

2 - 0

Bristol City

Championship

19:45 +00:00, November 27, 2012

Amex Stadium

Referee: D Whitestone

Seagulls waiting on Bridge

Team Stat Comparison

Brighton & Hove Albion Bristol City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 4 24
Points 75 41
Goal Difference 26 -25
Goals for * 1.7 0.8
Goals against * 0.7 1.7
Last 5 L-D-W-W-W L-L-D-L-L
Last 5 home L-W-W-D-D L-L-L-D-W
Last 5 away D-W-D-W-D L-D-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Brighton & Hove Albion | Bristol City

Competition Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion Bristol City
Goals Craig Mackail-Smith 11 Steve Davies 13
Assists Andrea Stabilin Orlandi 11 Albert Adomah 9
Yellows Liam Bridcutt 11 Steve Davies 6
Reds Ashley Barnes 2
Squads: Brighton & Hove Albion | Bristol City

Brighton boss Gus Poyet is sweating on the fitness of Wayne Bridge ahead of Bristol City's visit to the Amex Stadium.

The left-back has missed the Seagulls' last two fixtures with a calf problem and, despite returning to training, will not be rushed back into the team.

"Wayne is a strange situation because now we have a big issue with the pitches where we train as we are into the proper winter weather,'' Poyet told the club's official website.

"The medical staff are concerned because we then play on a surface at the Amex that is completely different to the training ground. That brings some problems, especially for the players with injuries, so it is not an easy situation with Bridgey.''

Centre-back Adam El-Abd has recovered from a hamstring problem, so Spanish winger Vicente is the only definite absentee.

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes will run the rule over defender Matthew Bates.

Bates, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, could recover in time to feature against the Seagulls.

Liverpool loanee Danny Wilson could make his first start for the Robins since completing his short-term move from Liverpool last week.

The 20-year-old defender came on as an injury-time substitute in City's 3-1 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday and is vying for a place in the starting line-up as fellow defenders Stephen McManus, Lewin Nyatanga and Greg Cunningham are all still injured.

Jon Stead will miss out as he is still recovering from the groin injury which kept him out of Saturday's victory, while Cole Skuse and Jody Morris remain sidelined.