Disappointed skipper Mark Hudson took a two-game ban on the chin and insisted Huddersfield Town will bounce back from defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion in his absence.

The 33-year-old will miss Saturday’s visit of his former club Cardiff City and the February 6 trip to Preston North End after picking up a 10th caution of the campaign for an early foul on Tomer Hemed at the Amex Stadium.

Town will also have right-back Tommy Smith suspended against Cardiff after he was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 84th minute.

Brighton won 2-1 through on-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson’s 66th-minute header.

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Harry Bunn had earlier cancelled out Bobby Zamora’s opener with an equaliser in first-half stoppage time in front of 25,367, including 654 Town fans.

Head coach David Wagner, whose side dropped to 17th, handed a debut to Algerian international Karim Matmour as a half-time substitute.

Midfielder Dean Whitehead also continued his return from a knee injury with an appearance from the bench.

Dean Whitehead is injured

Versatile Kyle Dempsey, who could play at right-back in Smith’s absence, missed the Brighton game with a knee niggle but should be available against Cardiff.

But wideman Sean Scannell, who like Dempsey also has a knee injury, faces a possible exploratory operation on his knee problem.

“There are lessons we must learn, but I thought we were worth a point,” said Hudson.

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“It was a first defeat in six in the league, so we are clearly going forward overall.

“It’s a blow for me to be banned, but we will regroup and get ready to go again.”

Cardiff are ninth after a 2-2 draw with Rotherham United.