The former England left-back has been struggling with a bruised ankle but the Seagulls are confident he will be fit.
Right-back Bruno is still out as he has yet to recover from a calf injury so fellow Spaniard Inigo Calderon keeps his place.
Boss Gus Poyet remains light in attack with Argentinian Leonardo Ulloa his only senior striker.
Ashley Barnes is still serving his lengthy suspension for tripping a referee at Bolton last month, Craig Mackail-Smith's season is over due to an Achilles problem and Will Hoskins has a knee injury.
Andrea Orlandi could return in midfield after dropping out for the 0-0 draw against Charlton on Tuesday.
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