December 15, 2012



0 - 0

Nottm Forest


15:00 +00:00, December 15, 2012

Amex Stadium

Referee: G Salisbury

Dicker to miss Forest encounter

Team Stat Comparison

Brighton & Hove Albion Nottingham Forest
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 4 8
Points 75 67
Goal Difference 26 4
Goals for * 1.7 1.1
Goals against * 0.7 1.3
Last 5 L-D-W-W-W L-W-D-L-L
Last 5 home L-W-W-D-D L-D-D-D-W
Last 5 away D-W-D-W-D W-L-L-D-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Brighton & Hove Albion | Nottingham Forest

Competition Stats

Brighton & Hove Albion Nottingham Forest
Goals Craig Mackail-Smith 11 Billy Sharp 10
Assists Andrea Stabilin Orlandi 11 Andy Reid 11
Yellows Liam Bridcutt 11 Greg Halford 11
Reds Ashley Barnes 2 Adlene Guedioura 2
Squads: Brighton & Hove Albion | Nottingham Forest

Next Matches

Brighton & Hove Albion Nottingham Forest
4/18 A: Huddersfield Town 4/19 H: Birmingham City
4/21 H: Blackpool 4/21 A: Leeds United
4/25 H: Yeovil Town 4/26 A: AFC Bournemouth
5/3 A: Nottingham Forest 5/3 H: Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton will be without Gary Dicker when they host Nottingham Forest.

The Irish midfielder suffered a knee injury in training after colliding with goalkeeper Casper Ankergren.

Boss Gus Poyet revealed Dicker has not suffered any ligament damage, but he will not be ready in time for the weekend.

Poyet can welcome back Lewis Dunk into his squad after the defender served a one-match ban in the 2-2 draw with Charlton last Saturday.

Right-back Bruno had to come off at The Valley with an Achilles problem but he will be in the squad.

Fellow Spaniards Andrea Orlandi (broken rib) and Vicente (thigh) are still missing although the latter is stepping up his training as he bids to be available for the first time since August.

Simon Cox could be in line for a shock Forest return when they make the trip.

Cox, who was originally expected to be sidelined for a minimum of two months with ankle ligament damage, could make his comeback just three weeks later at the Amex Stadium.

The former West Brom striker is likely to settle for a place on the bench, though, with Dexter Blackstock and Billy Sharp set to continue in attack.

Defender Daniel Ayala was only named among the substitutes for last weekend's win over Burnley after failing to shake off a bout of illness and could now return to the starting line-up.

Fellow defender Greg Halford (calf) and midfielder Jermaine Jenas (calf) are both expected to miss out again.