Republic of Ireland forward Aaron Connolly remains sidelined as Brighton & Hove Albion prepare for Wednesday's trip to face Manchester City in the Premier League.

The Galway native suffered a hamstring injury shortly after scoring against Wolves in their last league fixture on 2 January.

Brighton will also be without Adam Lallana through illness, striker Danny Welbeck (knee) and full-back Tariq Lamptey (both hamstring), while fellow forwards Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone are both working their way back from long-term injuries.

Brighton boss Graham Potter, who will also be without suspended midfielder Yves Bissouma at the Etihad, refused to comment on reports Brighton are poised to sign Ecuador's teenage midfielder Moises Caicedo from Independiente del Valle.

"It's just speculation," Potter said. "It is what it is at this time of the year. I wouldn't want to comment, I wouldn't want to speak about players that aren't with us."

The Seagulls narrowly qualified for the FA Cup fourth round after a dramatic penalty shootout win over League Two Newport County on Sunday.