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Brighton Lose Danny Welbeck, Solly March To Injury Ahead Of Ajax Clash




The manager of Brighton, Roberto de Zerbi has confirmed that two of his important players, Danny Welbeck and Solly March will be sidelined for “a long time”.

This means that Danny Welbeck and Solly March won’t be available for Brighton when they take on Dutch giants, Ajax at the Falmer Stadium at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 26.

Recall that 29-year-old winger, March appeared to make an awkward knee bend and was carried off the field on a stretcher in Saturday’s match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

This is expected to be one of his longest spell on the sideline since the 2015-2016 season in which he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that kept him off football for months.

On the other hand, 32-year-old Welbeck who is at the twilight of his football career also suffered a muscle injury in the Premier League game against Manchester City on October 21.

Hence, the league game which ended in a 2-1 defeat to Brighton cost them two of their best players as they continue to struggle in the Europa League.

The two are the Seagulls’ most recent long-term casualties, joining the likes of Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder, Pervis Estupinan, and Julio Enciso on the sideline.

In reaction to the injury blow, coach De Zerbi said on Wednesday, October 25, “Unfortunately it’s a very tough injury – football is like this and injury can happen.

He continued, “Unfortunately, it’s a very tough injury [for March]. We lost him for a long time and Danny Welbeck the same.

“It’s not my job to inform you about the injury, I know we’ve lost an important player for a long time but I don’t want to cry because sometimes managers do when they lose players.”

Despite their injury woes, Brighton are condemned to beat Ajax on Thursday night as they are yet to record any win in two games and are currently sitting at the bottom of the Europa League Group B with just a point in two games.