Wrexham P-P Brighton


Wrexham have a doubt over striker Jake Speight, who was forced off during Saturday's 2-1 win at Tamworth.

Danny Wright should be fit after coming through the game unscathed following three weeks out with a back problem.

Brighton could face the trip north without two of their main strikers, Craig Mackail-Smith and Will Hoskins.

Mackail-Smith was forced off on Saturday with a severe eye injury while his replacement, Hoskins, felt twinges in his knee on his comeback.



•The 1-1 draw in the original tie was the 35th competitive meeting of these clubs. Brighton have won 14, Wrexham eight, with 13 drawn.

•Brighton are undefeated in eight league and cup meetings. They have won four and drawn four since Wrexham's 2-1 home win in the third tier in August 1994.

•These clubs have never been able to resolve an FA Cup tie at the first time of asking. Brighton won in the second round in December 1932, and Wrexham prevailed, also in the second round, in December 1953 after three matches.

•The winners of this tie will be home to Newcastle in the fourth round.


•The Blue Square Bet Premier leaders are the only remaining non-league club in the FA Cup, and lie 61 places below Brighton in the pecking order.

•The oldest club in Wales, last graced the fourth round in January 2000, after dismissing Premier League Middlesbrough.

•Wrexham reached the quarter-finals for the third time in their history in 1997.

Brighton & Hove Albion

•The 1983 runners-up enjoyed their best FA Cup run in a quarter of a century, by reaching the fifth round last season.

•The Seagulls have not succumbed to Conference opposition since Hereford in the first round in November 1997.

•Gus Poyet's side have lost their last three league and cup matches on the road without scoring, and last won away from home in November.

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