Nathan Jones confirmed that they will monitor the fitness of Kazenga LuaLua (knee), Leo Ulloa (foot) and Will Buckley (hamstring) ahead of the Barnsley game.
The trio have been sidelined through their respective injuries but all are now in full training.
Jones told seagulls.co.uk, “We have to see how they train and we will gauge how they are then. We don’t want too many players on our bench that cannot come on and really impact the game.
“It is nice putting names on the bench but it is better having players that can come on and make an impact, so we will pick our squad accordingly.”
Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles) is still hopeful of a return before the New Year, while Will Hoskins (knee) remains a long-term absentee.
Rohan Ince and Matthew Upson will be available for the visit of the Tykes despite picking up knocks during the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.
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