Sears Drops to Bench for Brighton Clash
Tuesday, 27th Sep 2016 19:08
Freddie Sears drops to the bench as one of three changes to the Blues’ side facing Brighton at Portman Road this evening with Adam Webster and Brett Pitman out injured.
Kevin Bru comes into what looks like a central midfield three with Tom Lawrence likely to start on the left and Grant Ward on the right. Leon Best makes his first start for the Blues as the central striker.
Sears, whose goal drought has now stretched to 35 games, had been nursing a tight groin in the wake of the Leeds match.
Josh Emmanuel is at right-back with skipper Luke Chambers at the centre of the defence alongside Christophe Berra.
Brighton are without the suspended Gaetan Bong and Sebastien Pocognoli comes in at left-back. Oliver Norwood replaces the injured Beram Kayal in midfield.
Town: Bialkowski, Emmanuel, Chambers (c), Berra, Skuse, Douglas, Bru, Ward, Lawrence, Best. Subs: Gerken, Kenlock, Digby, Bishop, Grant, Dozzell, Sears.
Brighton: Stockdale, Bruno (c), Dunk, Duffy, Pocognoli, Knockaert, Norwood, Stephens, Skalak, Murray, Hemed. Subs: Maenpaa, Hunt, Goldson,Sidwell, Murphy, Baldock, Manu. Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire).
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