Andrew Crofts will continue his recovery from a long-term knee injury after being included in the Brighton & Hove Albion under-21 squad to face Fulham today, 3pm kick-off.
It is the first match of the Barclays Premier League Division Two season for Simon Rusk’s side and Crofts is set to get more valuable game time after featuring for 45 minutes in the 2-1 friendly defeat to the Nike Academy last week.
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Defender Adam Chicksen and forward James Tilley have also been named in Rusk’s 16-man squad, along with summer signings Joe Ward and Daniel Akindayini.
Players from Ian Buckman’s under-18 squad have also been given the chance to impress, with goalkeeper Bailey Vose, forward Remy Meyers and midfielder Archie Davies also in contention to face the Cottagers.
ALBION (probable squad): Doherty (GK), Vose (GK), Hunt, Chicksen, Cadman, Barclay, Ward, Crofts, Starkey, Tighe, Harris, Meyers, Davies, Akindayini, Kandi, Tilley.
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