Chris Hughton: “Fabrice is a player of vast experience. We knew that when he came into the squad he would hit the ground running – he’s got experience at a very good level.
“He’s hit it off very well with the players in the squad. He’s ready to go as far as I’m concerned. He’s probably not played the amount of games that we would have liked him to or that he would have liked to but he’s fit and he’s been training since the summer.
“He didn’t look short during the reserve game last week, so as far as I’m concerned he is available.
“Shola trained this week but we have to mindful of the fact he’s been out for a while.
“If it was one that was forced upon us with the numbers we’ve got it might be one that we’ll take a chance on.
“We’re not ruling him out of playing some part in the squad on Saturday but the likelihood is that it’ll be the Watford game.”