Locadia ready for Seagulls bow

09 February 2018 01:53:30 GMTPlus11

Recent signing Jurgen Locadia is in contention to make his debut for Brighton against Stoke City this weekend, having recovered from a hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old Dutch striker joined the Seagulls from PSV Eindhoven last month, but has yet to feature as he was carrying an injury when he moved to England.

It's great to have him in the squad.

Chris Hughton

However, he is now ready to give Brighton head coach Chris Hughton an added option in attack, as Albion look to build on picking up four points from their last two league games.

And Hughton is delighted to have Locadia available, as he told reporters: "He's had a good week and a half of training - the most important thing for us is he's now fit and available.

"It's great to have him in the squad. We accepted we took him injured, but we brought him in because he'll give us an offensive threat and he has a good record of scoring goals.

"I knew I wanted to bring in further options in the attacking areas and I knew it would give me a selection headache. It's a nice problem for me to have now."

Locadia is likely to join fellow new boy Leonardo Ulloa on the bench against the Potters, with veteran Glenn Murray having made the starring spot his own by scoring in five of his last seven games in all competitions.

Murray is priced at 3.25 to score at any time at Stoke on Saturday and is 7.50 to score the opening goal of the game, with Brighton 3.30 to secure all three points in the Potteries.

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