Aaron Connolly fit to face Sheffield United



Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 by PA

Aaron Connolly fit to face Sheffield United

Brighton striker Aaron Connolly is fit to face Sheffield United at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Republic of Ireland international has missed two matches, including Monday night’s 1-1 derby draw at Crystal Palace, after suffering a dead leg.

Midfielder Dale Stephens is also available after he sat out at Selhurst Park through suspension to hand boss Graham Potter a double boost.

Blades boss Chris Wilder is forced to change a winning team with John Fleck suspended.

The Scottish midfielder received his fifth yellow card of the season during the home victory against Aston Villa and he must serve a one-match ban. Mo Besic, on loan from Everton, is most likely to replace Fleck in the starting line up.

Wilder otherwise has a full squad available. Oliver Norwood and John Lundstram are both one more yellow card away from a suspension.

Brighton provisional squad: Ryan, Dunk, Webster, Burn, Stephens, Bissouma, Mooy, Propper, Alzate, Trossard, Gross, Maupay, Button, Duffy, Montoya, Bernardo, Jahanbakhsh, Murray, Connolly.

Sheffield United provisional squad: Henderson, Egan, O’Connell, Basham, Baldock, Norwood, Stevens, Lundstram, Morrison, McGoldrick, Mousset, Robinson, Freeman, McBurnie, Moore, Sharp, Jagielka, Besic.

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