Orlandi could prove fitness to face leaders

The Argus: Andrea Orlandi will be assessed at training today Andrea Orlandi will be assessed at training today

Andrea Orlandi has been handed a chance to prove he is fit for action against the leaders.

The playmaking midfielder will be assessed at training today after a false start to his comeback from knee surgery.

He stands a great chance of making the squad to face Leicester City, who top the division on goal difference, if he comes through the session well.

Orlandi came off the bench at Bournemouth last Saturday, then missed Tuesday night’s defeat by Barnsley due to swelling but trained on Wednesday without problems.

Head coach Oscar Garcia will also check on striker Leo Ulloa, who is nearing a return to action after recovering from a fractured metatarsal. Oscar last night told The Argus: “We won’t know until training (this morning) if one or the other can come back into the 18.

“Andrea took a knock and his knee was swollen on Tuesday, he wasn’t 100%. We hope it is nothing serious.

“If the knee is normal, if he works normally, then he has got a chance of being in the squad.

“Leo started training with us at the start of the week but not the whole session so we will see how he is (this morning) as well.

“But I really don’t know yet about him.”

Oscar admits Albion will have to beware a rapid Leicester attack including Jamie Vardy, David Nugent and Lloyd Dyer.

He said: “They are leaders, up until now they have been the best team as the numbers show.

“They are fast up front and a good counter-attacking team.”

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8:26am Fri 6 Dec 13

mikeygit says...

Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players.
Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players. mikeygit

11:12am Fri 6 Dec 13

PressBoxTeaBoy says...

Brighton 2 Leicester 0.

Well done Oscar on Manager of the month,
Brighton 2 Leicester 0. Well done Oscar on Manager of the month, PressBoxTeaBoy

11:42am Fri 6 Dec 13

tug509 says...

Everything is set for a great game tomorrow ,the Amex will be a sell out,and we must shake the roof from the start,we will have several key players back fit and rareing to go,all we need is Oscar to have enough faith to play the side we all know should have played against Barnsley !. UTA
Everything is set for a great game tomorrow ,the Amex will be a sell out,and we must shake the roof from the start,we will have several key players back fit and rareing to go,all we need is Oscar to have enough faith to play the side we all know should have played against Barnsley !. UTA tug509

11:52am Fri 6 Dec 13

John1010 says...

mikeygit wrote:
Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players.
CMS is outside running now, but still no date on expected comeback. How do I know? His reply to my question on Twitter: "no idea when I will be back playing but running outside so I'm progressing just a very slow process"
[quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players.[/p][/quote]CMS is outside running now, but still no date on expected comeback. How do I know? His reply to my question on Twitter: "no idea when I will be back playing but running outside so I'm progressing just a very slow process" John1010

7:59pm Fri 6 Dec 13

ringtone says...

John1010 wrote:
mikeygit wrote:
Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players.
CMS is outside running now, but still no date on expected comeback. How do I know? His reply to my question on Twitter: "no idea when I will be back playing but running outside so I'm progressing just a very slow process"
Anytime in 2014, if you can manage it.

Cheers
[quote][p][bold]John1010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeygit[/bold] wrote: Good news if Orlandi is back again----any news on CMS progress, all gone quiet on our injured players.[/p][/quote]CMS is outside running now, but still no date on expected comeback. How do I know? His reply to my question on Twitter: "no idea when I will be back playing but running outside so I'm progressing just a very slow process"[/p][/quote]Anytime in 2014, if you can manage it. Cheers ringtone

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