Wolves up against the odds as they take on in-form Brighton

Championship: Brighton v Wolves:

By Tom Sargent

In-form Brighton welcome Wolves to the Amex stadium in the Championship having not lost any of their last five league games.

Wolves have won only one of their last five league matches and sit in 12th six points behind the hosts.

Tomer Hemed faces a race to be fit after he missed the draw with Preston at the weekend. The striker picked up a thigh strain whilst on international duty with Israel.

The other players who are definitely out of the match are defender Liam Rosenior and midfielder Beram Kayal who both have ankle injuries. Winger Kazenga LuaLua who has a knee injury is also sidelined.

The big team news for Wolves is that Walter Zenga could call upon Benfica loanee Joao Teixeira after he was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.

Also, Nouha Dicko is stepping up his comeback from a lengthy spell on the treatment table, and could even start after making two substitute appearances in the previous games.

However, Jordan Graham remains out with a knee injury and Mike Williamson is not expected to return this year after the defender picked up a glute problem.

Brighton manager told BBC Sussex: “Wolves are in good form at the moment and I thought they were very good at Aston Villa on Saturday.

“They brought in a lot of players in the summer and sometimes it takes a longer for them to be incorporated but Walter Zenga has done it well.

“I have been impressed with what I have seen of them so far. They have a lot of energy going forward.”

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