Richie Towell is finding it hard to break into the Brighton squad following his move from Dundalk, having made a solitary appearance thus far in the FA Cup. Towell has yet to make it off the bench for a league game.
Towell has spoken of his desire to break into the Ireland squad before Euro 2016, but the level of competition at Brighton makes that prospect increasingly unlikely.
Competition for places in the Brighton midfield has just increased following Brighton's signing of Steve Sidwell on loan from Stoke City.
Shortly prior to announcement of the Sidwell signing, Brighton named Towell as one of three senior players in their U21 squad to face West Brom tonight.
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Since announcing the signing of Towell in November, Brighton have brought in James Wilson on loan from Manchester United and have signed Belgian winger Anthony Knockaert on a permanent deal from Standard Liege.
Brighton sit third in the Championship, six points behind league leaders Hull City.
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