It’s unfortunate that Miguel Almiron is out for three weeks with a slight hamstring problem, but that means he will not be available again for us this season.
But he will be able to play for Paraguay in the Copa America tournament to take place in Brazil from 14th June through 7th July.
And Rafa had some good news today as training started up again for the game at Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
Fabian Schar – back in training
Both Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden, who were taken off in the second half against Southampton with slight injuries, are back in training today.
The two in-form players will almost certainly start at Brighton in the late Saturday kickoff game since Rafa wants as many points as possible to finish as high up the table as possible.
It also means we get some decent money again from the Premier League if we can finish just below half-way in the league table.
Here are the current standings.
Brighton are in a poor run of form at the moment and haven’t scored a goal in their last seven Premier League games.
They have picked up only a single point with a 0-0 draw at Wolves last Saturday but were beaten last night 1-0 at Tottenham with the goal coming with just two minutes to play.
Let’s hope we can get our 12th win of the season on the south coast on Saturday.
That will equal the number of wins for last season and also the number of points – 44.