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Brighton V Leeds at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

01 Nov 2012 13:31:23

Brighton V Leeds at Amex Stadium : Match Preview

Brighton V Leeds - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


As you were for Seagulls

Brighton have no new injury worries as they get set to host Leeds.

Spanish midfielder Vicente is still struggling with a thigh tendon injury that has kept him sidelined since August.

But compatriot Andrea Orlandi made his return from a calf problem last weekend during the 1-1 draw at Blackpool.

The midfielder played the last 11 minutes and, after a full week's training, is pushing for a return to the starting line-up.

Orlandi's fitness boost comes at a good time for Gus Poyet, whose side are currently on a six-match winless run which has seen them slip down to 10th in the npower Championship table.

To make matters worse, Albion have not beaten 11th-placed Leeds in a home fixture since 2006.

Neil Warnock will again make changes to his side.

The veteran manager made four alterations for the Capital One Cup victory over Southampton and could make as many again for the long trip south.

First-choice goalkeeper Paddy Kenny will return in place of Jamie Ashdown, while nine-goal Luciano Becchio is expected to regain his place after scoring as a substitute.

Luke Varney is expected to retain his shirt, though, after a man-of-the-match performance against Saints, so it could be that Aidy White drops down to the bench.

Warnock is assessing a number of players carrying knocks, with the likes of Rodolph Austin, Lee Peltier and Michael Tonge all playing at less than 100 per cent fit.

Tom Lees is expected to be involved despite reports linking him with a Serbian Police charge in the wake of the England Under-21's bad-tempered clash in the country last month.


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