Albion boss Chris Hughton insists the club were right to appeal against the red card which has ruled Davy Propper out of Saturday's derby at Crystal Palace and two more matches.

The Seagulls' bid to overturn the decision of referee Anthony Taylor for Propper's challenge on Huddersfield's Jonathan Hogg at the Amex was rejected by the FA.

Hughton said today: "We certainly wouldn’t have appealed if we didn’t feel we had a chance. Our opinion is still the same that we've seen numerous challenges like that every Saturday that don't see a red card. That was our reasoning but we weren't successful and we have to move on."

Hughton is weighing up whether to reunite Beram Kayal with Dale Stephens in a two or three-man midfield which could also include Pascal Gross for the trip to Selhurst Park.

He said: "We've still got options. We can play a two in there or a three."

Anthony Knockaert is available again to challenge for the right-wing spot following a three-match suspension.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson hopes to have injured duo Christian Benteke and Norwegian Alexander Sorloth available to boost his strike options.