Wolves v Brighton injury and team news - five out and two doubts

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The latest injury and team news ahead of Wolves v Brighton in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Wolves entertain Brighton & Hove Albion at Molineux in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night.

Gary O'Neil's side have beaten Brentford and Black Country rivals West Brom to reach this stage of the competition and are hoping to reach the quarter-final stage for the first time since 2019. Brighton beat Championship outfit Stoke City in the third round at the bet365 stadium and then on their travels again scored five against Sheffield United with Joao Pedro scoring a hat-trick.

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Here's the latest injury and team news ahead of the FA Cup clash...

Wolves team news

Wolves' injury list isn't too long thankfully. Matheus Cunha is the only senior player that is sidelined with an injury. He suffered a 'significant' hamstring injury against Brentford earlier this month and is out for an unspecified period.

Brazil's manager Dorival Junior ruled him out of the national team's games against England and Spain at the end of the month and so a return to play in April is the most likeliest of outcomes.

Out: Matheus Cunha.

Brighton team news

The Seagulls have had their fair share of injury problems this season with several players suffering medium to long-term injuries. One of those is Solly March suffered a knee injury in October and has been out since then. The 29-year-old might not return before the season is out.

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Teenager Jack Hinshelwood suffered an injury in training and has not played for the last three games. He has undergone surgery for a stress fracture on his foot and is expected to be ruled out for three months and whilst his season may not be entirely over, he will miss a large chunk of it.

Billy Gilmour will serve a three-match suspension. He was sent off in the draw with Everton and now the Scotland international will miss this FA Cup match and two Premier League games.

Brazilian striker and Cunha's compatriot Joao Pedro has missed the last three games with a thigh injury. He isn't expected to make a return to action until the end of March and is a big blow given his 19 goals in all competitions this season.

Kaoru Mitoma did not play against Everton at the weekend because of a lower back injury. His return date is uncertain, but he has been given a 25% chance of playing. “I don’t know if Kaoru can play on Wednesday," admitted manager Roberto De Zerbi. If Mitoma can’t play, we will be ready anyway and we will try to win for sure."

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Another doubt is James Milner who has missed most of the month through injury. He's been dealing with a thigh injury and has not featured in the last four games. De Zerbi did rule him out for two to four games and so he might have a slight chance of appearing against Wolves.

Out: Billy Gilmour, Jack Hinshelwood, Joao Pedro, Solly March. Doubt: Kaoru Mitoma and James Milner.

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