Brighton V Watford at The American Express Community Stadium : Match Preview

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22 December 2017
Duffy banned for Watford clash

Brighton will be without key defender Shane Duffy through suspension for the visit of Watford.

The Republic of Ireland international serves a one-match ban after collecting a fifth booking of the season against Burnley last weekend.

Striker Sam Baldock (calf) is fit, but midfielder Steve Sidwell (back) remains sidelined.

Watford midfielder Will Hughes could be available on the south coast.

Hughes has been absent for the last four matches with a hamstring injury, but returned to training earlier this week.

Troy Deeney, Marvin Zeegelaar and Abdoulaye Doucoure are all suspended, while Kiko Femenia (hamstring), Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah (all knee) and Miguel Britos (knock) remain sidelined through injury.

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