Brighton v Hartlepool

11 February 2011 10:49
Brighton will hand a late fitness test to midfielder Matt Sparrow, who has been suffering with a knee problem.Fellow midfielder Radostin Kishishev (back) is also doubtful, but striker Glenn Murray (ankle) should be fit. [LNB]Hartlepool will be without defender Neil Austin, who is still struggling to overcome a calf injury. [LNB]Winger Andy Monkhouse and striker Colin Larkin are both hoping to start after impressing as substitutes against Colchester last week. [LNB][LNB]Brighton boss Gus Poyet told BBC Sussex: "I remember the game (a 3-1 defeat in November) like it was yesterday. We started well, had chances and conceded a goal after mistakes. We got back in the game then the game went crazy.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "That's why football is so good because even if you prepare well and do everything nearly right you are still able to lose a game. [LNB]"It will be a different game. We know how they play and they will make things difficult for us. We know what we have to do and are ready as always." [LNB]Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth told BBC Tees: "Saturday's challenge is a different challenge, a different type of game, the best team in the league with a very good home record.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I think we're one of only two teams who could theoretically take six points off them this season, so that's a great incentive. [LNB]"Any result at Brighton would be a fantastic result, every game has its own peculiarities and to win at Brighton would be a feather in our cap."

Source: BBC_Sport