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Orlandi misses Reading clash

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Andrea Orlandi has been ruled out of Albion's key home game against Reading tomorrow.

Fellow central midfielder Dale Stephens is also expected to miss the match.

Orlandi has not recovered from a thigh injury.

The gifted Spaniard has been used recently by head coach Oscar Garcia in the central midfield role he prefers.

Stephens, signed from Charlton in January, has a foot bone injury.

He could be fit for Tuesday's clash against QPR at the Amex.

Oscar is also cautious about Rohan Ince returning, even though he is back in training after an ankle problem.

Oscar said this morning: "He is 50-50. Him and Dale are doubtful. Andrea Orlandi will not be available for selection."

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11:29am Fri 7 Mar 14

kwaidam says...

Orlandi always a big miss. Stephens has yet to prove himself worthy of a place in my view. Is Kaz going to be in the squad or is he still up in newcastle with his pals?
Orlandi always a big miss. Stephens has yet to prove himself worthy of a place in my view. Is Kaz going to be in the squad or is he still up in newcastle with his pals? kwaidam
  • Score: -3

11:31am Fri 7 Mar 14

ballantrrae says...

Yesterday we had some fairly positive news (Hoskins, Ward & Ince potentially).
Today it seems the pendulum has swung and it is all a little negative.
Not sure at this rate who our midfielders might be. Assuming neither Ince or Stephens are fit we are left with Andrews, JFC, and either Lopez or the almost forgotten Agustien. If Lopez plays in the right side of Central midfield then one imagines either March or Buckley will. Play wide on the right. Clearly our midfield resources are being stretched.
Let's hope the pendulum swings back more positively tomorrow.
Yesterday we had some fairly positive news (Hoskins, Ward & Ince potentially). Today it seems the pendulum has swung and it is all a little negative. Not sure at this rate who our midfielders might be. Assuming neither Ince or Stephens are fit we are left with Andrews, JFC, and either Lopez or the almost forgotten Agustien. If Lopez plays in the right side of Central midfield then one imagines either March or Buckley will. Play wide on the right. Clearly our midfield resources are being stretched. Let's hope the pendulum swings back more positively tomorrow. ballantrrae
  • Score: 9

11:44am Fri 7 Mar 14

graham w says...

Sounds as if we are going to very short in midfield, !!!!!! my foots killing me, im not sure if ill make the west stand lower support, i just knew i shouldt have pushed the accelerator pedal so hard...
Sounds as if we are going to very short in midfield, !!!!!! my foots killing me, im not sure if ill make the west stand lower support, i just knew i shouldt have pushed the accelerator pedal so hard... graham w
  • Score: 3

11:45am Fri 7 Mar 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

Quite apart from being the hottest player in England, Andrea is 1 of our most important players and I hope he is back very soon. In the meantime, I'm sure there won't be a shortage of volunteers if he needs any extra 'help' with his thigh etc.
Quite apart from being the hottest player in England, Andrea is 1 of our most important players and I hope he is back very soon. In the meantime, I'm sure there won't be a shortage of volunteers if he needs any extra 'help' with his thigh etc. Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 4

11:51am Fri 7 Mar 14

ColinPep1 says...

Is LuaLua back? If not, I guess we're looking at: Kuszscak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Lopez, Andrews, Forster-Caskey, March, Lingard, Ulloa. Subs: Ince/LuaLua, Buckley, Dunk, Calderon, Brezovan, Obika, Rodriguez.
Is LuaLua back? If not, I guess we're looking at: Kuszscak, Bruno, Greer, Upson, Ward, Lopez, Andrews, Forster-Caskey, March, Lingard, Ulloa. Subs: Ince/LuaLua, Buckley, Dunk, Calderon, Brezovan, Obika, Rodriguez. ColinPep1
  • Score: 3

12:23pm Fri 7 Mar 14

brightonfan34 says...

my team for 2mow would be this 2mow if ince is missing and not ready to come back

big pole
bruno
upson
greer
ward
andews
caskey
lopez
march
lingard
ulloa
my team for 2mow would be this 2mow if ince is missing and not ready to come back big pole bruno upson greer ward andews caskey lopez march lingard ulloa brightonfan34
  • Score: 2

12:34pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Grendel says...

Jake is going to have to lift his game for this one. Let's hope he can.
Jake is going to have to lift his game for this one. Let's hope he can. Grendel
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Fri 7 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

brightonfan34 wrote:
my team for 2mow would be this 2mow if ince is missing and not ready to come back

big pole
bruno
upson
greer
ward
andews
caskey
lopez
march
lingard
ulloa
A likely line up if as you say, Ince is not available. If you are right I would like to see Lingard playing as an attacking midfielder and not out wide, let Solly do that job. Give Lingard a free role from the center of midfield, let's see what some real pace and an eye for goal can do to assist Ulloa.
[quote][p][bold]brightonfan34[/bold] wrote: my team for 2mow would be this 2mow if ince is missing and not ready to come back big pole bruno upson greer ward andews caskey lopez march lingard ulloa[/p][/quote]A likely line up if as you say, Ince is not available. If you are right I would like to see Lingard playing as an attacking midfielder and not out wide, let Solly do that job. Give Lingard a free role from the center of midfield, let's see what some real pace and an eye for goal can do to assist Ulloa. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 9

2:02pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Howie2 says...

Push Ward forward into midfield and bring in Chicksen to left back.
Push Ward forward into midfield and bring in Chicksen to left back. Howie2
  • Score: -3

3:19pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Chi Gull says...

We have midfielders galore, even with injuries, so why push a defender into midfield ? This just reduces our options off the bench a little.
We have midfielders galore, even with injuries, so why push a defender into midfield ? This just reduces our options off the bench a little. Chi Gull
  • Score: 3

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