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Chris Hughton hoping Jose Izquierdo can help Brighton damage West Ham on Friday Night

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has received a major boost ahead of Premier League face-off with West Ham on Friday.

Brighton forward Jose Izquierdo has now regain fitness after being sidelined for a knee injury which had him play only one match for his club this season.

Brighton boss Hughton will be hoping for the forward to repeat his performance last season against West Ham.

The Seagulls will be looking take home all three points for the second time this season.

Speaking on the Columbian return from injury, Chris Hughton said via Sky Sports: “It’s good to have him back, he’s missed all of the pre-season as such, but played 45 minutes of an under-23 game last week.

“Particularly in the area he’s a player that’s given us goals last season and it’s very, very welcome to have him back. West Ham have hit form, and that’s no surprise, it was only going to be a matter of time.

“You can’t expect or think as though you’ll have any repeat of what happened last year, but of course we want to win and will chase that, especially in our home games.

“Jose certainly did well in those matches last year, and it’s great to have him back. But again these are different circumstances.

“We do know though, what we have to do to get results, against any team really, and we have to get back to those types of levels.

“What we will have to get back to being is having those moments to be clinical again. We expect nothing less than a really tough game against West Ham, but if we can get back to good form it gives us a chance.”

Thanks to Jose Izquierdo, Brighton was able to defeat West Ham home and away last season with the forward netting in both meetings.

Now the Albion fans will be looking o repeat the same feet with their favorite forward back in contention.

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