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Brighton midfielder Propper fit for Southampton; Andone, Gross doubtful

Brighton manager Chris Hugton was relieved to see Davy Propper miss the Netherlands' loss to Germany.

Propper was a substitute for Thursday's win over Belarus but missed Holland's second match. However he will be fit to face Southampton on Saturday.

Hughton said: "Davy is fine. I think what happened is he played in the first game, was a little bit stiff afterwards and they have got a good squad of players there.

"The feeling was to take no risks with him, which we are delighted about."

However, Hughton was less optimistic about Pascal Gross and Florin Andone.

He added: "Thursday will be a big day.

"Florin at this moment has more chance than Pascal but they would have to train with the team on Thursday to have any chance of being involved on Saturday.

"With Pascal, we were always hopeful he might be available for the Southampton game.

"The type of injury that he had, although he has had no problems with it, was still significant enough that it has taken this period of time."

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