Gordon Greer is battling to give relegation-haunted Albion a boost.

The skipper is fighting to be fit for Saturday’s trip to mid-table Wolves.

Greer had played every minute of every Championship match for the Seagulls before conceding defeat to a knee problem which has troubled him for much of the season.

Albion have tumbled to a hat-trick of losses in the absence of their Glaswegian leader, who was 34 on Sunday, since his last appearance in last month’s 3-3 draw at Norwich.

Lewis Dunk, Greer’s regular young partner in the centre of defence, has taken over the captaincy for defeats at home to Fulham and Millwall and at Derby.

Aaron Hughes deputised for Greer against Fulham and Derby but a bout of illness suffered by the veteran Northern Ireland international contributed to Sami Hyypia handing on-loan Nottingham Forest utility player Greg Halford his full debut in last Friday’s 1-0 setback against Millwall.

A return to action for Greer would give Hyypia more scope for Saturday’s trip to Molienux, as Halford is capable of filling a variety of roles.

Summer signing Sam Baldock is also trying to recover from a recurrence of thigh trouble in time for the visit to Wolves.

The striker bought from Bristol City has scored once in 11 appearances.

Wolves could be strengthened by the return to their squad of forward Nouha Dicko and defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell after hamstring injuries.

Dicko netted in Wanderers’ last home win against Middlesbrough in October.