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Derby v Brighton preview

Key midfielder Craig Bryson is a concern for Derby ahead of the second leg of Sunday's Championship play-off semi-final against Brighton at the iPro Stadium.

Bryson, the Rams' player of the year, took a whack to his back towards the end of Thursday night's 2-1 first-leg win on the south coast, but boss Steve McClaren expects him to be available.

Club captain Shaun Barker (knee), fellow defender James O'Connor (thigh) and midfielder Paul Coutts (knee) remain long-term absentees.

But McClaren otherwise has no new injury concerns as he bids to take the Rams one step closer to promotion back to the Premier League.

Brighton have new injury concerns over Matt Upson and Will Buckley ahead of the second leg.

The Seagulls have to overturn a one-goal deficit to reach the final but they may have to do it without centre-half Upson, who has been carrying an ankle injury recently and finished the first leg in pain again.

Winger Buckley will also be checked over after he came off at half-time with a tight hamstring.

Midfielders Dale Stephens (ankle) and Andrew Crofts (knee) miss out again but right-back Bruno could return after a groin injury kept him sidelined at the Amex.