Leandro Trossard back for Brighton but Aaron Connolly still struggling with injury

Leandro Trossard is expected to be back for Brighton’s match against Leicester on Saturday after picking up an ankle injury on international duty with Belgium.

The winger sat out the European Qualifiers against Russia and Cyprus, but Brighton boss Graham Potter is confident the 24-year-old will be available.

“Leandro Trossard rolled his ankle while he was away – it was more precautionary that he was left out,” Potter said. “He’s trained with us and he’s fine for the weekend.”

  • Brighton’s Trossard out for Belgium
  • Connolly out of Denmark game with injury

Meanwhile, Potter is hoping Aaron Connolly will not face too long on the sidelines.

The 19-year-old forward was forced to pull out of international duty with the senior Republic of Ireland squad because of a groin injury.

Connolly had impressed for the Seagulls before he picked up the problem during the 3-1 defeat at Manchester United.

Potter, though, remains optimistic the young talent will soon be back in action, potentially in time for the trip to Liverpool on November 30.

“Aaron Connolly will miss the game this weekend with the same groin problem from the Manchester United game,” he added. “Hopefully he will be back for next weekend.”

Potter reported no other fresh injury concerns following the international break, but captain Lewis Dunk will miss the Leicester match through suspension after the defender collected a fifth caution.

“Shane Duffy and Davy Propper are also back fine. (Steven) Alzate got back late last night, but he is okay too,” the Brighton boss went on.

“Bernardo has been back in training this week, but the weekend is too soon for him.”

Potter hopes defender Adam Webster could be in contention for the first time since suffering an ankle injury against Norwich at the start of November.

“It’s a lot earlier than expected,” Potter said. “He’s trained today (Thursday) and we will see how he is tomorrow.

“We have good options in that area of the field.”

Brighton saw their quest for a third consecutive Premier League win end against United before the international break.

Potter knows his side will face another stern test of their ability against a high-flying and free-scoring Leicester side.

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