Brighton & Hove Albion - Albion v Cheltenham (Preview)
UK time is: 04:37:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Albion v Cheltenham (Preview)

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia might have sooner not have a real potential banana skin of a game as only his second in charge of Albion, particularly as Cheltenham come to the Amex and we lost our opening Championship game on Saturday.

Albion will be without the suspended Andrew Crofts after his sending off against Sheffield Wednesday but Solly March is back after injury so should come straight into the side.

Dale Stephens is still out with his ankle injury but we've not got any new ones to worry about.

Asa Hall was injured in Cheltenham's opening game of the season so he's out with teenager Joe Hanks, who came on for Hall and scored the winner for them in the league on Saturday, set for a start in his place.

With us winning just once in our last five League Cup first round games played the omens don't look good but we have tasted defeat only twice in our last 16 meetings with Cheltenham, winning 8 and drawing 6.

An Albion goal, at least one, will be needed though it seems as Cheltenham score in this competition, they've managed this in the last 11 ties played.

Cheltenham will be really up for this, our League 2 opponents will smell a possible upset here and the pressure, even after just two games, might be ramped up by some on Sami should we get knocked out.

What it might do is put a little more pressure on those controlling the purse string that without a need to go overboard we do need to spend some money to replace the quality we have lost this summer.

I'd sooner an Albion win mind and think we'll just get through, I hope!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: BHA Admin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 11 2014

Time: 6:58PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Bennett Going Up Or Staying Down? (Wednesday May 27 2015)

Brighton Know 2015-16 Opponents (Monday May 25 2015)

Duo Get International Call Ups (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Duo Talk Contract Extensions (Tuesday May 19 2015)

Duo Sign New Deals (Wednesday May 13 2015)

Archived Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

List All Vital BHA Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Bolton 46 13 12 21 -13 51
19. Reading 46 13 11 22 -21 50
20. Rotherham 46 11 16 19 -21 49
21. Brighton 46 10 17 19 -10 47
22. Millwall 46 9 14 23 -34 41
23. Wigan 46 9 12 25 -25 39
24. Blackpool 46 4 14 28 -55 26

Breaking League News

Potential Signings- Full Backs
Reading : 27/05/2015 22:05:00
PWU Podcast Special - Boycey Is In The House
Wigan : 27/05/2015 21:32:01
Thomas Called Up For Under-20s
Derby County : 27/05/2015 21:30:00
Opinion: Some Reading fans are glad Federici has departed.
Reading : 27/05/2015 21:22:00
LUFC Head chopped by Cellino
Leeds Utd : 27/05/2015 20:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Middlesbrough MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Walton 41%
Halford 30%
Greer 0%
Dunk 0%
Bennett 15%
Stephens 0%
Ince 0%
Kayal 7%
Forster-Caskey 0%
O'Grady 0%
LuaLua 0%
Sub - Mackail-Smith 0%
Sub - Calderon 0%
Sub - Tilley 7%