Brighton and Hove Albion skipper Lewis Dunk is on course to make his return from injury when the Seagulls face hosts Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup this weekend. The England international has missed the last two months due to a knee injury.


England defender Dunk made his return to the Brighton squad for the league clash with home team Leicester City at the end of last month. He was an unused substitute during the game which ended in a 1-1 draw. Dunk is expected to make his return from injury and onto the pitch for the FA Cup fourth round meeting with the Seagulls’ North London opponents.

Brighton captain Dunk has not played a game for the team since the 1-1 draw at the home of London team West Ham United at the start of December 2021. The England centre back missed the last eight games in all competitions including seven league outings and one FA Cup match.

Dunk has represented England once at senior level and that was over three years ago. He made his debut during the international friendly meeting with the United States of America in November 2018. The Brighton star played the whole game as England beat their opponents 3-0 at the iconic Wembley Stadium on November 15, 2018. Dunk became only the fourth Brighton player to represent the Three Lions when he made his debut for the team. Steve Foster was the last Seagull to play for England and that was in 1982.

For the Spurs game, Dunk will most likely replace Dan Burn at the heart of the defence after he left the club on transfer deadline day last month. Boyhood Newcastle United fan Burn left the Seagulls to join his favourite team. Newcastle United paid around £12m to sign him from the Seagulls.