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Brighton boss Hughton: No pressure on Locadia. He's ready to start

Brighton boss Chris Hughton insists there no pressure on Jurgen Locadia ahead of his debut.

The Dutch striker starts Saturday's FA Cup fifth round tie at home to Coventry after arriving last month with a hamstring injury.

Hughton said: "We are looking forward to it. He's trained well over the last week-and-a-half. He's fit and available.

"The reason why we brought him on was to help us from this point through to the end of the season. It will be good to get this first game under his belt and improve his fitness levels as well.

"I think the pressure is off him. The pressure is on the team to make sure we get enough results to stay in the division (Premier League). We bought players in the summer that have fitted in well. Some take longer than others. I don't think there is any pressure on him at the moment.

"We've got really good options in forward areas. It will be up to me how I use those options. The pressure would be more on the team than certain individuals."

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