Albion midfielder Steve Sidwell has suffered a fresh injury blow.

The 35-year-old Premier League veteran has been hit by an ankle problem, which is expected to sideline him for the rest of the season.

Sidwell has not been involved so far this season following back surgery.

He hoped to be back in contention at the end of the month.

Boss Chris Hughton said: "Steve Sidwell has also had an ankle problem over the last week. Certainly as regards having him available over the next few months that won't be the case."