Date:Thursday May 8 2014
Brighton's ambitions of making it into the Premier League were retained by a dramatic final day Championship win to set up this play off semi final play off with Derby County.
This first leg takes place at the Amex tonight.
Victory was needed over Nottingham Forest, even that might not have been enough, but in dramatic fashion we managed it as Reading slipped up. We had to do this without Bruno and Dale Stephens due to injuries and they're expected to miss out again.
Once again Matt Upson will be the walking wounded but we'll patch him up to get him involved with Will Hoskins again available if Oscar wants him in the squad.
With third place already secured, and options to work with, Steve McClaren was able to make six chances for the side that drew with Leeds last weekend. Jake Buxton, Craig Bryson, George Thorne, Jamie Ward and Chris Martin should all return tonight though.
Derby have only Shaun Barker (knee), James O'Connor (thigh) and Paul Coutts (knee) missing out.
Albion are looking to make it third time luck as Derby beat us 1-0 at Pride Park in January adding to the 2-1 win at the Amex back in August.
The favourites, not just because they finished third and we only just managed to sneak into the play offs in sixth, will be Derby because they're in top form but how often does the side that just make it into the play offs go all the way, with third place usually missing out.
Nothing, unless either side suffers a heavy defeat, is likely to be won or lost tonight but taking an advantage to Derby would be very nice if we could.
Date:Thursday May 8 2014
Two Brighton Games On TV (Thursday October 8 2015)
September Manager Of The Month Nomination: Hughton (Thursday October 8 2015)
Brighton Fans Paid £20.68 Per Game? (Wednesday October 7 2015)
Colunga Departs The Amex (Wednesday October 7 2015)
Stephens Delight As Albion Hope For LuaLua Boost (Tuesday October 6 2015)
Hughton Can't Ask For More (Monday October 5 2015)
Vital Report - Brighton 1-1 Cardiff City (Sunday October 4 2015)
Video - Cardiff Highlights (Sunday October 4 2015)
Audio - Cardiff Reactions (Saturday October 3 2015)
Stats: Brighton v Cardiff City (Saturday October 3 2015)
|5. Hull City||10||5||3||2||+6||18|
|7. Derby County||10||4||5||1||+5||17|
|RUFC - Tug Of War Over Wood?
» Rotherham : 09/10/2015 09:17:01
|Sign Him Up
» Birmingham : 09/10/2015 09:13:01
|Opinion: Ten games in- A year on!
» Birmingham : 09/10/2015 09:00:00
|RUFC - Matt 'We Have To Move On'
» Rotherham : 09/10/2015 08:53:01
|LUFC Leeds United International Round-Up
» Leeds Utd : 09/10/2015 07:15:01