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Hull v Brighton (Preview)

There's little time for Brighton to feel sorry for themselves after the Championship defeat on Saturday, or for excessive celebration for Hull after their Premier League win, as the sides do battle tonight.

Last Monday Albion and Hull met at the Amex, tonight they'll meet in the fifth round replay at the KC Stadium with a winner decided, even if it takes extra time and penalties, with Sunderland awaiting in the quarter final.

Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long, the architects of Hull's weekend win, miss out due to suspension. Yannick Sagno secured Hull a draw last week and should be one to come in to the side again. Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt are also options.

Alex Bruce and Tom Huddlestone collected weekend knocks and that could decide Steve Bruce's decision to rest them.

It was only a 'minor' problem but Solly March missed the Wigan defeat with a hamstring injury and could miss out again.

Oscar will make changes, this is his way with the FA cup, but Dale Stephens is cup tied so will definitely be one that comes out of the side that started on Saturday but Leo Ulloa, even with an ankle problem, should start as he looks to build on his four goals in his last four games.

Craig Mackail-Smith (groin), Will Hoskins (knee) and Andrew Crofts (knee) are all out due to injuries.

Hull will be the favourites, not just because they're the Premier League side and have home advantage but because they won at the weekend and we lost.

If Albion want it enough, and can take the incentive of another FA cup payout with a quarter final meeting with Gus Poyet as motivation, we can do it.

Getting into the play offs again to get Premier League promotion is the priority but the FA cup can remain a welcome distraction from the Championship.

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Date:Monday February 24 2014

Time: 8:00AM

 

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