BRIGHTON — Centre-back Lewis Dunk returns from suspension for Brighton and will look to help the promotion-chasers seal three more points against Sheffield Wednesday on Friday. Live coverage is on beIN SPORTS CONNECT U.S.A. and fuboTV from 2:45 pm ET, while UK viewers can follow the action on Sky Sports 1 HD. Following the live text commentary on BBC Sports
Brighton Recalls Dunk
Dunk is back from a two-match suspension and will start alongside Shane Duffy, Connor Goldson and Sebastien Pocognoli in the backline.
Midfielder Dale Stephens is healthy again after illness and he also starts.
Completing the lineup are Anthony Knockaert, Oliver Norwood, Jamie Murphy, Tomer Hemed and Glenn Murray, while David Stockdale starts in goal.
Sheffield Wednesday are currently sixth in the Championship points standings, but can move up to joint-third with a win at Amex Stadium.
“Last season Sheffield Wednesday were exceptional. I’d see them as stronger than last season, but that is the quality of the league at the moment,” Brighton boss Chris Hughton told BBC Sussex.
“They have a very good side and know how to get results. It is a team we know very well, from our exploits against them this season and last.
“I hope it is the right type of game for us. We came away from a defeat at Preston knowing it can happen in this division if you are not playing at the levels you need to play at.
“It is always about learning from it and bouncing back.”
Sheffield Wednesday Team News
Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has handed Sam Winnall starting place after the striker made his debut off the bench against Huddersfield on Saturday.
Winger Callum McManaman has returned from illness but is only on the bench.
A win for Brighton would put them back to the top of the Championship standings ahead of Newcastle United.
Sheffield Wednesday Starting XI: Westwood, Reach, Winnall, Loovens, Lees, Hutchinson, Hunt, Wallace, Pudil, Bannan, Forestieri. Subs: Wildsmith, Jones, Fletcher, McManaman, Hooper, Palmer, Sasso
Brighton Starting XI: Stockdale, Goldson, Duffy, Dunk, Pocognoli, Knockaert, Stephens, Norwood, Murphy, Hemed, Murray. Subs: Maenpaa, Hunt, Huenemeier, Sidwell, Kayal, Skalak, March