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Brighton boss deciding on January recruits

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford - Sky Bet Football League ChampionshipThe Brighton & Hove Albion fans are this evening gathered around the bar in The Transfer Tavern discussing comments made by their manager with regards to the clubs January transfer window activity.

Speaking to The Argus, Brighton boss Chris Hughton confirmed that the club are weighing up whether or not to bring in a winger during the window, following an injury sustained by Solly March which has ruled him out for the season during the Derby County game at the weekend.

With Van La Parra’s loan from Wolves expiring on the 29th December, and LuaLua out with an injury that has kept him out since September, width could be the are they fall short on come the new year. Speaking about the January transfer window, Hughton said:

“You have to appreciate that players are on their way back. Liam Rosenior did a really good job for us in that wide right position, Kazenga is back, so that also has to come into the thinking, but it is an area at the moment where we could end up being a little bit light, so we’ll take that into consideration.”

“We also have (Elvis) Manu, who has played wide more so in a 4-3-3. You can’t just keep bringing in players because you then end up having too many in the squad that are not playing. It’s about getting that balance, keeping the squad as tight and competitive as you can.”

The Brighton fans in The Transfer Tavern are hopeful that the club will strengthen the wide areas, and hope that the club can sustain their push for a place in the Premier League next season.

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