Albion have suffered a fresh injury blow as they close in on completing the capture of Emannuel Ledesma on loan from Middlesbrough.

Solly March is facing several weeks on the sidelines following a major setback in training.

The Seagulls are waiting on medical checks to confirm whether the versatile young attacker has sustained a lower limb bone fracture.

March was expected to be available for Birmingham's visit on Saturday after missing the last two matches.

He was forced off in the early stages of the last home game against Nottingham Forest by a calf injury following a tackle by American defender Eric Lihaj which Albion boss Chris Hughton later criticised.

The extended absence of March, the only natural right-winger available to Hughton, heightens the need to secure Argentinian Ledesma as a wide option.