Brighton & Hove Albion face the challenging task of playing Tottenham Hotspur away from home this evening and will have to do so without key man Davy Propper.
Seagulls boss Chris Hughton confirmed that the 27-year-old has a hamstring injury and will not travel to North London, according to the club’s official website.
Brighton may also miss right-back and captain Bruno Saltor as well as goalkeeper Jason Steele through injury.
Anthony Knockaert is still suspended following his straight red card against Bournemouth.
Brighton are inching their way closer to safety after a nervy 0-0 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday saw them end a run of four straight defeats.
However, that vital point for the Seagulls came at a cost with Propper picking up the injury that has ruled him out of tonight’s Premier League game.
As a result, Brighton are three points clear of 17th-placed Cardiff City but with a game in hand.
Burnley’s draw against Chelsea last night has effectively guaranteed their survival meaning the battle to avoid the drop is between the Bluebirds, the Seagulls, and Southampton.
And Hughton, who spent time at Spurs as both a player and a coach, may consider rotating his squad as the games come thick and fast for his side.
“You always have to find the right balances, we have three games in seven days again this week – it was a big shift from the side at the weekend, it was quite an emotional game with the reaction,” he said.
“The game with Newcastle United will be our fifth in a fortnight and you have to take it all into consideration when fielding a team that is capable of getting something from the match.”
Beram Kayal replaced Propper against Wolves and is a contender to earn a starting place, as is Yves Bissouma.