Albion's new goalkeeping coach Antti Niemi will have to wait an extra 24 hours for the visit to his old club Fulham.

The Seagulls' first visit to Craven Cottage for 18 years has been put back from Sunday December 28 to Monday December 29 (8pm).

Sami Hyypia's side will now have three days to recover from the Boxing Day clash against Reading prior to visiting one of the teams relegated from the Premier League.