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Brighton's Cup run giving manager Hughton big selection conundrum

Brighton & Hove Albion 3 Coventry City 1

By Ed Elliot

Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes his side's FA Cup run is giving him a Premier League selection headache.

Hughton made nine changes to his starting XI as Albion progressed to the quarter-finals of the cup by beating League Two Coventry 3-1.

Debutant Jurgen Locadia, defender Connor Goldson and recent loan signing Leonardo Ulloa were among the men brought in and they all found the net.

Brighton will now turn their attention back to the scrap for top-flight survival and Hughton acknowledges he has been given difficult decisions to make ahead of next weekend's clash with fellow strugglers Swansea.

"As you've seen in our rounds so far, we've very much used the squad and what that helps to create is a changing room where the large majority of players are getting games. That absolutely helps the competition we have in the squad," said Hughton.

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