Ankergren back for Cup showdown

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Albion have recalled Casper Ankergren after more than a year in the wilderness.

The Danish goalkeeper starts versus Newcastle in the third round of the FA Cup today.

He has not played competitive first team football since the 2-0 defeat at Coventry on the final day of 2011.

Gary Dicker gets his first start since October but there is no place in the XI for former Toon youngster Kazenga LuaLua, who is on the bench.

Albion are still missing Bruno (Achilles) and Inigo Calderon (knee) so David continues at right-back.

Will Buckley has recovered from a hamstring injury and is among the subs.

Newcastle have almost a whole team out injured or otherwise unavailable.

Their latest absentees are striker Papiss Cisse and defender Fabricio Coloccini, who have picked up knocks.

Star French full-back Mathieu Debuchy was not signed in time for today’s game.

Rob Elliot gets the nod in goal rather than Tim Krul and Shola Ameobi is likely to operate as a lone front man in a 4-2-3-1 set-up.

Albion: Ankergren; David, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt, Hammond, Dicker, Orlandi; Barnes, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Kuszczak, Dunk, Crofts, Dobbie, Hoskins, LuaLua, Buckley.

Newcastle: Elliot; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, Santon; Anita, Bigirimana; Obertan, Abeid, Sammy Ameobi; Shola Ameobi. Subs: Krul, Dummett, Ferguson, Amalfitano, Marveaux, Campbell, Ranger.

Ref: Lee Probert (Wiltshire)

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11:52am Sat 5 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game.
No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game. VegasSeagull
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11:54am Sat 5 Jan 13

pwlr1966 says...

Flappergren oh C**P
Flappergren oh C**P pwlr1966
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12:03pm Sat 5 Jan 13

sunnysea says...

COME ON BRIGHTON!
COME ON BRIGHTON! sunnysea
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12:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

SmileyD says...

Lawks a-lordy - hope he's not called on to make any saves!
Lawks a-lordy - hope he's not called on to make any saves! SmileyD
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12:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

ballantrrae says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game.
My thoughts entirely VegasSeagull.
Surprised that Kuszczak not selected. UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game.[/p][/quote]My thoughts entirely VegasSeagull. Surprised that Kuszczak not selected. UTA. ballantrrae
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12:26pm Sat 5 Jan 13

olebut says...

sadly I think Casper is a mistake
sadly I think Casper is a mistake olebut
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3:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

pwlr1966 says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
Flappergren oh C**P
well I stand corrected, my appologies Mr Ankergren
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Flappergren oh C**P[/p][/quote]well I stand corrected, my appologies Mr Ankergren pwlr1966
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3:39pm Sat 5 Jan 13

VegasSeagull says...

pwlr1966 wrote:
pwlr1966 wrote: Flappergren oh C**P
well I stand corrected, my appologies Mr Ankergren
yep he did all that was asked of him, should teach us not to second Guess Gus and his team selection.
[quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pwlr1966[/bold] wrote: Flappergren oh C**P[/p][/quote]well I stand corrected, my appologies Mr Ankergren[/p][/quote]yep he did all that was asked of him, should teach us not to second Guess Gus and his team selection. VegasSeagull
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4:24pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tinker111 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game.
Had Nowt to do but punch out down the middle ,please Gus dont pick him again cant stand it .

Maybe in shop window i HOPE
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: No disrespect intended to Ankergren but I don't really get this decision. That said I hope he has a great game.[/p][/quote]Had Nowt to do but punch out down the middle ,please Gus dont pick him again cant stand it . Maybe in shop window i HOPE tinker111
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