Vital Football

Latest BHA FC News

Garcia - Wary Of Wigan Threat

Garcia - Wary Of Wigan Threat

Head coach Oscar Garcia has said he's very wary of Wigan's attacking threat, and he knows we have to be at our best to get the result we want this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game at the Amex, Uwe Rosler's boys travel to us on the back of three consecutive wins and they are definitely in form at the moment, and despite them losing Ben Watson for the match against us, Oscar knows we cannot take them lightly because there is more than just Watson to them.

'In my opinion Wigan have the strongest and biggest squad in the league and it will be a massive test for us. They have lost Watson but they have 25 other players good enough to play in every game, but we will have to see how they come to play though. It's a big game.'

Garcia says he's well aware that Rosler rotates his pack and formations to suit and attempt to exploit the opposition they face, and having done really well at Brentford he's now carrying that on with them, but such is the size of their squad he could probably pick three different starting elevens which of course brings some interesting questions to our preparations because we don't quite know what he will do.

Of course things don't get easy for us thanks to the planks at UEFA because following the Wigan match, we then face Hull in the FA Cup again on Monday so Garcia has to play with the idea of using the squad to try and pick successive elevens himself that can get a result on both Saturday and then Monday, as each are important to our overall aims.

He says the Cup match won't affect how he approaches the game and you wouldn't expect it to, but something will have to give in terms of selections or maybe early substitutions to eek out a touch more freshness, especially as we'll go into both looking for the win.

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:VitalSeagull
Date:Friday February 21 2014
Time: 3:17PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Cardiff & Wolves Meetings Changed

The league matches against Cardiff and Wolves, scheduled for New Years Eve and April 15th, have had changes to them.

Value For Money

Mackail-Smith arrived from Peterborough for £3.25m five-years ago and that remains the club record fee paid by Brighton. Hughton is prepared for Albion to break the transfer record.

Brighton Host Lazio This Summer

Brighton have now confirmed the plum friendly of the summer, and we welcome Italian giants Lazio to the Amex Stadium at the end of July as we bring the curtain down...

March Continues His Comeback Trail

Winger Solly March has spoken of his work over the summer to return to fitness following the long term knee injury he picked up last season.

Archived Vital BHA Articles

Vital BHA articles from

Site Journalists

VitalSeagull
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Sheff W MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stockdale5%
Bruno8%
Greer1%
Dunk13%
Bong1%
Knockaert49%
Sidwell18%
Kayal1%
Skalak1%
Wilson1%
Baldock0%
Sub - LuaLua1%
Sub - Rosenior1%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Results (view all)

Brighton & Hove Albion Fixtures (view all)