Brighton and Hove Albion striker Aaron Connolly may miss the Seagulls’ Premier League derby with Crystal Palace due to a coronavirus scare.

Brighton will travel to Selhurst Park on Sunday 18th October at the conclusion of the current international break.

Albion boss Graham Potter could be without striker Aaron Connolly, though, after he was withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland’s squad to play Slovakia on Thursday.

Just moments before kick off in Bratislava it was revealed the Brighton man had been in close contact with a member of the Ireland backroom staff who had tested positive for Covid-19.

Connolly, along with Norwich forward Adam Idah, were therefore ineligible to play in the crucial Euro qualifier which ultimately resulted in defeat via a penalty shootout.

It’s not yet known whether Connolly will have to self-isolate, or even if he has coronavirus himself – but certainly if he is to miss the game with Palace due to the circumstances then that will be a blow to Brighton’s preparations.

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