Brighton hit with fresh injury doubt but will welcome back familiar face for Leeds United clash

Brighton have a fresh injury doubt in the form of Adam Lallana for their meeting with Leeds United this weekend - but will welcome back a familiar face to the Whites.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 3:27 pm

The Seagulls host Marcelo Bielsa's men at the Amex stadium on Saturday afternoon and remain 17th in the standings ahead of the first whistle.

Brighton have a seven-point buffer between themselves and Fulham - who sit in the first of three relegation places - before the next round of fixtures with just five games of the campaign remaining.

Head coach Graham Potter is set to welcome back former Leeds loanee Ben White to his squad after suspension, as his side look to pick up the points required to ensure they are plying their trade in the Premier League next term.

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Brighton midfielder Adam Lallana. Pic: Getty

White missed last weekend's 1-0 defeat to already-relegated Sheffield United at Bramall Lane following his dismissal at Chelsea for two bookable offences.

Percy Tau has missed Albion's last two games with a hamstring complaint while Florin Andone has been out a little while longer for a similar issue.

Tau, though, has returned to training this week and there is hope he may be involved against Leeds as he builds up his fitness.

Potter, however, revealed a fresh injury doubt over influential midfielder Lallana during his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

"Adam Lallana had a bit of a tight calf at the start of the week," Potter said ahead of kick-off.

"His chances of playing are okay, we will make a decision after training tomorrow. Percy Tau trained this week, so he’s back in contention."

Solly March and Tariq Lamptey are long-term absentees for the Seagulls and won't play again this season.