Brighton & Hove Albion host Southampton at the Amex Stadium on Monday night in a South Coast clash.
While The Seagulls will be buoyed by the backing of 2,000 fans in the ground, Brighton head coach Graham Potter has some injury headaches ahead of Southampton’s visit.
Former Saint Adam Lallana is definitely out with a groin injury.
Lallana came on as a substitute against Liverpool last weekend, before limping off just eight minutes later with a groin injury he has been battling with for some time.
“Adam lallana will miss the game,” said Potter according to the Brighton & Hove Independent. “He is probably going to be a couple of weeks, I think. So it is not too bad.
“It is a little bit of a setback but it’s nothing too serious which is positive. He is recovering well and getting on with his rehab.”
Brighton’s main goal threat is also an injury doubt.
Neal Maupay, who is his team’s top scorer, has only been able to participate in light training this week after tweaking his hamstring against Liverpool.
“He has been with the physios this week,” Potter said in his pre-match press conference. “He has a chance to train on Saturday, so we will take a decision later on in the week for him.
“You are always a little concerned but it seems like it wasn’t too bad. So that’s a positive for us and a positive for him.”
Elsewhere, Brighton have another couple of selection issues in midfield.
Dutch international Davy Propper, who has not yet featured for Brighton this season, is still trying to regain fitness following an Achilles injury and illness.
Meanwhile, Argentine playmaker Alexis Mac Allister is still working his way back to match fitness after suffering an unconfirmed case of coronavirus.