Painter in for Bridge - and Brezovan gets late call

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Wayne Bridge will be missing for the first time this season as Albion kick-off at Huddersfield.

The former England left-back, who went off at Wolves last Saturday with a calf injury, is replaced by Marcos Painter in defence.

Albion also suffered a blow in the warm-up when goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak damaged a finger.

Peter Brezovan, initially promoted to the bench today, will start.

It is one of five changes to the side which kicked off at Molineux.

Dean Hammond, Will Buckley and Ashley Barnes all return to the XI in place of Andrew Crofts, David and Stephen Dobbie.

Adam El-Abd does not make his comeback from a hamstring injury. Lewis Dunk continues in central defence.

Huddersfield have also suffered an injury setback.

Jermaine Beckford is ruled out but the Terriers have a ready-made replacement in four-goal top scorer Lee Novak, who partners home debutant Simon Church.

Danny Ward, scorer of Town’s winner at Withdean last April, returns on the left wing.

Huddersfield: Smithies; Hunt, Clarke, Lynch, Dixon; Clayton, Norwood, Southern, Ward; Novak, Church. Subs: Bennett, Woods, Gerrard, Hammill, Arfield, Lee, Robinson.

Albion: Brezovan; Bruno, Greer, Dunk, Painter; Bridcutt, Hammond, Orlandi; Buckley, Barnes, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Calderon, Dicker, David, Hoskins, LuaLua, Dobbie.

Ref: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

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2:35pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Freeloaders says...

Lol I hate to say it i told you so.
Lol I hate to say it i told you so. Freeloaders
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2:41pm Sat 17 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

told us what?

Interesting line up, fire power certainly and not over defensive in mdfield.
told us what? Interesting line up, fire power certainly and not over defensive in mdfield. VegasSeagull
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2:56pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Zamora25 says...

According to the BBC Brezovan is in goal not Kuszcak. Has he got injured in the warm up?
According to the BBC Brezovan is in goal not Kuszcak. Has he got injured in the warm up? Zamora25
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3:00pm Sat 17 Nov 12

cullipmyhero says...

Why isnt Dobs starting??
Why isnt Dobs starting?? cullipmyhero
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3:08pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Seagull John says...

Zamora25 wrote:
According to the BBC Brezovan is in goal not Kuszcak. Has he got injured in the warm up?
Er how can you ask when it's in the column you're posting on?
[quote][p][bold]Zamora25[/bold] wrote: According to the BBC Brezovan is in goal not Kuszcak. Has he got injured in the warm up?[/p][/quote]Er how can you ask when it's in the column you're posting on? Seagull John
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3:43pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

Where's the Live commentary this week????
Where's the Live commentary this week???? mikeygit
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3:46pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

BHA 2-0 UP away!!! and both scored by the man of the moment BUCKLEY!!
BHA 2-0 UP away!!! and both scored by the man of the moment BUCKLEY!! mikeygit
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3:46pm Sat 17 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

WIILLIAM BUCKLEY RUNS DOWN THE WING FOR ME...AND SCORES GOALS MR ZAHA!!!
WIILLIAM BUCKLEY RUNS DOWN THE WING FOR ME...AND SCORES GOALS MR ZAHA!!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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3:49pm Sat 17 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

MAYBE WE SHOULD TRUST IN GUS!!!
MAYBE WE SHOULD TRUST IN GUS!!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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3:49pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mark by the sea says...

Only difference is taking the second chance, Barnes should have had a hat trick ! Lets go on and get three, put a game to bed for once.
Only difference is taking the second chance, Barnes should have had a hat trick ! Lets go on and get three, put a game to bed for once. mark by the sea
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3:52pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

Lets hope they do not throw it away in the second half!!
Lets hope they do not throw it away in the second half!! mikeygit
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3:57pm Sat 17 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

Good first half, it would be nice to get the third, probably will. Two yellow cards for them, can't be good. I hope Barnes finds the net but if we are two up with twenty to go maybe he comes off.
Good first half, it would be nice to get the third, probably will. Two yellow cards for them, can't be good. I hope Barnes finds the net but if we are two up with twenty to go maybe he comes off. VegasSeagull
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3:57pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Cheeky_leon says...

Wills on fire today......come on Brighton. 3 Points today. Lets clib a little today and push fpr that playff zone.
Wills on fire today......come on Brighton. 3 Points today. Lets clib a little today and push fpr that playff zone. Cheeky_leon
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3:59pm Sat 17 Nov 12

taylord1977 says...

I did not realise we played huddersfield last april at the Withdean - typo perhaps ?
I did not realise we played huddersfield last april at the Withdean - typo perhaps ? taylord1977
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4:01pm Sat 17 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

cullipmyhero wrote:
Why isnt Dobs starting??
2-0 give you a clue?
[quote][p][bold]cullipmyhero[/bold] wrote: Why isnt Dobs starting??[/p][/quote]2-0 give you a clue? VegasSeagull
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4:04pm Sat 17 Nov 12

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Cheeky_leon wrote:
Wills on fire today......come on Brighton. 3 Points today. Lets clib a little today and push fpr that playff zone.
Cheeky_leon...get smaller fingers or have some lemonade in your lager!!! Seagulls!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cheeky_leon[/bold] wrote: Wills on fire today......come on Brighton. 3 Points today. Lets clib a little today and push fpr that playff zone.[/p][/quote]Cheeky_leon...get smaller fingers or have some lemonade in your lager!!! Seagulls!!! weststandupperlacostearmy
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4:15pm Sat 17 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

after last week a clean sheet would be very welcome
after last week a clean sheet would be very welcome VegasSeagull
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5:02pm Sat 17 Nov 12

mikeygit says...

1-2 to the Albion---seems a nervy last few minutes---could not 'kill' the game and seemingly Brezovan 'fumbles' the ball for Church to score for Huddersfield--BUT 3 very good away points.
1-2 to the Albion---seems a nervy last few minutes---could not 'kill' the game and seemingly Brezovan 'fumbles' the ball for Church to score for Huddersfield--BUT 3 very good away points. mikeygit
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