UK time is: 09:12:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Bolton Wanderers

Amex Stadium

24/11/12

3.00pm

Brighton vs Bolton

Albion look to continue their November resurgence as they take on an under-performing Bolton Wanderers side at the Amex this weekend.

Now unbeaten in their last 5, the Seagulls secured a 2-1 victory at Huddersfield last time out to lift them to within a point of the play-off spots and fully consign their 7 game winless slump to the history books.

Dougie Freedman, a familiar foe to the Albion, has helped the Trotters find some consistency since his recent arrival at the Reebok Stadium. However, with 3 of his 4 games in charge ending in stale-mates, he'll be looking to convert some draws into wins.

Vital Quotes:

Gus Poyet says that the quality of Bolton's squad belying their league position is indicative of the Championship's strength and competitive nature.

He explained to seagulls.co.uk, "They are strong, they are quick and technically gifted. They have options in every position, they can defend well, they can attack and they can pass the ball to the highest level, which is why they played in the Premiership.

"Without any doubt they are one of the best squads in the division so it should be a great game of football. It's scary to a point out the quality that they can use in every position.

"It shows us how difficult it has become in this division and how important it is to work hard in the summer to recruit better players so that we can compete in a more equal manner."

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Tomasz Kuszczak and Adam El-Abd have both been declared fit after recovering from finger and hamstring injuries respectively.

Wayne Bridge, another recent absentee, remains a doubt, however, as he struggles to shake off the calf injury that he picked up at Wolves - with Marcos Painter likely to continue at left-back.

Player to watch: Will Buckley

Enjoying the best form of his Albion career to date, the fleet-footed wideman notched a match winning brace on his last outing at Huddersfield, bringing his season's total to 5. With pace to burn, and a vast repertoire of player-beating maneuvers, Buckley will look to ensure another pair of full-backs are given a torrid afternoon on Saturday.

Bolton Wanderers Team News:

Bolton team news to be confirmed.

Player to watch: Chris Eagles

Having looked very much at home in the top flight, the Manchester United graduate was always bound to make a positive impact once again in the Championship. A technically gifted winger, with crossing and shooting ability to be wary of, Eagles has already bagged 6 goals this term.

Head to Head Record

This will be the first time the two sides have met in almost 20 years, with the last fixture taking place in January 1993.

In fact, they have only contested 8 league fixtures in their history - with Albion defeated just the once, boasting 4 wins, whilst 3 of the games were tied.




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

The Journalist

Writer: EditorBHA Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 22 2012

Time: 7:55PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Brighton & Hove Albion Articles

Aston Villa Defender Joins On Loan (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Danny Pleased With Winning Debut (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Hyypia Delighted With Attacking Response (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Leeds 0 Brighton 2 (Report) (Wednesday August 20 2014)

McCourt Signs For Albion (Wednesday August 20 2014)

Stats: Leeds v Brighton (Tuesday August 19 2014)

Leeds v Albion (Preview) (Monday August 18 2014)

Holla At Brighton (Sunday August 17 2014)

Hyypia - We Didn't Deserve Anything (Sunday August 17 2014)

Birmingham 1 Albion 0 (Report) (Sunday August 17 2014)

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 Results (view all)

Latest Results
Leeds Utd 0 - 2 Brighton
Brighton 0 - 1 Sheff Wed
Birmingham 1 - 0 Brighton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Derby County 3 1 1 1 0 4
14. Blackburn 3 1 1 1 -1 4
15. Birmingham 3 1 1 1 -1 4
16. Brighton 3 1 0 2 0 3
17. Wolves 2 1 0 1 0 3
18. Rotherham 3 1 0 2 -2 3
19. Leeds Utd 3 1 0 2 -3 3

Breaking League News

Francis suffers hamstring blow
Bournemouth : 21/08/2014 08:35:00
LUFC On This Day - August 21st
Leeds Utd : 21/08/2014 07:12:00
Meet The Ref - Latics v Blackpool - Carl Boyeson
Wigan : 21/08/2014 07:00:00
PWU Latics Podcast - Hang On In There
Wigan : 21/08/2014 06:00:00
Burnley Submit 5 Million Bid For James McArthur
Wigan : 20/08/2014 23:39:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leeds MotM
Suggested By:  BHA Admin
Stockdale 2%
Calderon 0%
Chicksen 0%
Agustien 0%
Greer 0%
Dunk 33%
Bruno 0%
Holla 33%
Mackail-Smith 16%
Forster-Caskey 0%
Teixeira 16%
Sub - LuaLua 0%
Sub - Ince 0%
Sub - Hughes 0%