Albion have agreed to let on-loan keeper Ali Al-Habsi stay put in Saudia Arabia on Gulf Cup duty with Oman.

Regular No.1 David Stockdale has recovered from a broken finger and is back between the posts at Norwich tomorrow.

The Seagulls have England under-20's keeper Christian Walton as back-up for the trip to Carrow Road, so Wigan loanee Al-Habsi is staying in the Middle East after helping Oman through to Sunday's semi-finals of the Gulf Cup with a 5-0 win over Kuwait last night.

Manager Sami Hyypia said this morning: "David Stockdale has trained. He had an X-Ray on the finger and it has healed well. He's feeling good and he will be able to play tomorrow.

"Ali asked if he is not going to be involved if he can stay there, so I allowed him to stay there."

Al-Habsi has played only one game since joining Albion for a month as cover for Stockdale.

His loan ends with Fulham's visit to the Amex a week tomorrow and he is now likely to go straight back to Wigan once Oman's Gulf Cup campaign finishes.

The third place play-off is next Tuesday and the final on Wednesday.

Hyypia said: "When we brought him here it hasn't worked out from both sides the way we expected or hoped for but that's how it is.

"Surprising things happen and you then have to adapt. He is playing games there, so I think it's good for him to stay there and play games."

Meanwhile, Albion have no fresh injury worries for the Norwich game.

Bruno has recovered from groin trouble to compete with Inigo Calderon for the right-back spot and long-term absentee Solly March, missing since suffering a stress fracture of the back in pre-season, has resumed full training.

Hyypia said: "We don't have new injuries, so that's a good thing. There are a few players coming back. Bruno has been training all week and Solly March was in team training as well for a few days, so that's very positive, and the players that have come back from international duty are healthy."

Aaron Hughes will replace the suspended Lewis Dunk at centre-half, while either Joao Teixeira or Adrian Colunga are likely to deputise for the ineligible Elliott Bennett.