The ArgusGarcia: We will need to be more clinical against Leeds (From The Argus)

Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.

Garcia: We will need to be more clinical against Leeds

The Argus: Oscar Garcia shouts instructions during the Doncaster game Oscar Garcia shouts instructions during the Doncaster game

ALBION boss Oscar Garcia has urged his team to be more clinical in tomorrow night's "massive" home game against Leeds United.

The Seagulls moved back up a place to eighth in the Championship, four points adrift of Reading in sixth with a game in hand, thanks to Saturday’s narrow win against Doncaster Rovers at the Amex.

A comeback victory for Leeds at Yeovil earlier in the day has left them a point below Albion in tenth in the chase for a play-off spot.

Oscar said: “One of the big things we have to improve is to be more clinical in front of goal. That is obvious but I’m not worried because we create chances, we are still keeping possession. This is the way to win games, or how I understand football to win games.

“We were delighted to win in front of our fans. The players are happy but they know we have a massive game on Tuesday.”

Oscar hopes to have midfield duo Keith Andrews and Jake Forster-Caskey available after they missed the Doncaster match with hamstring injuries.

Will Buckley, sidelined since the end of December by hamstring trouble, is unlikely to feature and Oscar has played down the chances of an imminent return for Craig Mackail-Smith, who is scheduled for another run-out for the development team in a friendly at Bournemouth today.

“He has been out for more or less a year,” Oscar said. “We have to be careful with him. He is taking part in training and he’s playing some minutes with the development squad. I cannot tell how much longer he will be out of the squad for but we are happy he is coming back from a big injury.

“He is taking part in all the training sessions with us. I think this is a big step for him and the next step is to be 100 per cent fit. It’s not easy, it takes time.”

Comments (13)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:19am Mon 10 Feb 14

Alfie T says...

Hope we go with the same starting eleven against Leeds, need to remain positive.
Hope we go with the same starting eleven against Leeds, need to remain positive. Alfie T
  • Score: 6

7:33am Mon 10 Feb 14

bbb1969 says...

Agree same starting 11 that we played Saturday. My only concern is Greer as looking a bit jaded and been a bit off lately. Mcormack will punish anyone off their game. We want experience but not if under performing. Ince will be needed but please don't use Andrews aswell as we need to attack.
Leeds were very lucky at Yeovil but no wind like that at the Amex.
Got my ticket but may only just make it afterwork or 10 mins late. Will need to have my radio on until I get there and I hppe I miss the first goal as I want an early lead.
Agree same starting 11 that we played Saturday. My only concern is Greer as looking a bit jaded and been a bit off lately. Mcormack will punish anyone off their game. We want experience but not if under performing. Ince will be needed but please don't use Andrews aswell as we need to attack. Leeds were very lucky at Yeovil but no wind like that at the Amex. Got my ticket but may only just make it afterwork or 10 mins late. Will need to have my radio on until I get there and I hppe I miss the first goal as I want an early lead. bbb1969
  • Score: 3

7:36am Mon 10 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Not related to the Leeds game (at least, it appears that way) but it will be interesting to see how CMS is slotted back into the picture when he is properly ready.
I'm not even going to venture an opinion because the only one that matters is OG's but we've suddenly got a healthy glut of forward players who won't all be able to play at the same time.
Not related to the Leeds game (at least, it appears that way) but it will be interesting to see how CMS is slotted back into the picture when he is properly ready. I'm not even going to venture an opinion because the only one that matters is OG's but we've suddenly got a healthy glut of forward players who won't all be able to play at the same time. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 4

8:35am Mon 10 Feb 14

Alfie T says...

bbb1969 wrote:
Agree same starting 11 that we played Saturday. My only concern is Greer as looking a bit jaded and been a bit off lately. Mcormack will punish anyone off their game. We want experience but not if under performing. Ince will be needed but please don't use Andrews aswell as we need to attack.
Leeds were very lucky at Yeovil but no wind like that at the Amex.
Got my ticket but may only just make it afterwork or 10 mins late. Will need to have my radio on until I get there and I hppe I miss the first goal as I want an early lead.
Agree about Greer, Dunk may get his chance alongside Upson soon,give Upson the armband he has been outstanding so far this season.
[quote][p][bold]bbb1969[/bold] wrote: Agree same starting 11 that we played Saturday. My only concern is Greer as looking a bit jaded and been a bit off lately. Mcormack will punish anyone off their game. We want experience but not if under performing. Ince will be needed but please don't use Andrews aswell as we need to attack. Leeds were very lucky at Yeovil but no wind like that at the Amex. Got my ticket but may only just make it afterwork or 10 mins late. Will need to have my radio on until I get there and I hppe I miss the first goal as I want an early lead.[/p][/quote]Agree about Greer, Dunk may get his chance alongside Upson soon,give Upson the armband he has been outstanding so far this season. Alfie T
  • Score: 10

9:05am Mon 10 Feb 14

farside says...

I wondered with Barnes gone whether it would be Greer or Lopez next on the target list.

Looks like I have my answer.
I wondered with Barnes gone whether it would be Greer or Lopez next on the target list. Looks like I have my answer. farside
  • Score: 6

2:02pm Mon 10 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race.

No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.
With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race. No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Mon 10 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race.

No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.
Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack.

Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously.

Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race. No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack. Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously. Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Mon 10 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race.

No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.
Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack.

Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously.

Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together.
That's the trade off though isn't it Gilbert, if we play with the attack minded line up we have to accept that our defensive midfield players, and our back five, will probably have more work to do. The match against Leicester showed that if we get it right as a team, we can press high, apply pressure and pin them back. The chances of the opposition catching us on the break will always exist if we press high up the park, which is not a problem, if we pop in a couple of goals.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race. No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack. Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously. Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together.[/p][/quote]That's the trade off though isn't it Gilbert, if we play with the attack minded line up we have to accept that our defensive midfield players, and our back five, will probably have more work to do. The match against Leicester showed that if we get it right as a team, we can press high, apply pressure and pin them back. The chances of the opposition catching us on the break will always exist if we press high up the park, which is not a problem, if we pop in a couple of goals. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Mon 10 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
gilbertthecat wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race.

No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.
Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack.

Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously.

Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together.
That's the trade off though isn't it Gilbert, if we play with the attack minded line up we have to accept that our defensive midfield players, and our back five, will probably have more work to do. The match against Leicester showed that if we get it right as a team, we can press high, apply pressure and pin them back. The chances of the opposition catching us on the break will always exist if we press high up the park, which is not a problem, if we pop in a couple of goals.
Leicester game was the best at the Amex this season by a country mile in my opinion and we went for their throat pretty much straight away. In that game (and I can't remember now who played) but the back four were really solid and snuffed out most of what LC tried to throw at the goal. I just think that one or two of the back four haven't been at their best in the last few games, which is why I differentiate between then and now. Don't get me wrong, the trade off works well when the defence remains solid and that's what I'm looking forward to seeing and believe that the starting line up (if same / similar to Saturday) can achieve. Roll on 1945 hrs tomorrow night!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: With Brighton and Blackburn both on 43 points, Leeds having 42 and Wigan 40, our next three matches might be seen as, 'must win,' as they are the next teams we will play against. The fact that we have our cup match in the middle of these fixtures doesn't help in our quest for points, but it should ensure that the young lads get more playing time and the Obika and Dunk too. The call for more, 'clinical,' finishing needs to be heeded if we are to take nine points from our next three league matches, nine points that could see us nicely placed in the top six and give us a little cushion over those just behind us in the points race. No if's or but's about our match against Leeds, we must win if we are to have a chance of the playoffs. No if's or but's about the line up either, we have to take the game to Leeds as they too will see this game as one where three points are needed, the attack minded eleven we put out against Doncaster is the way to go from now right thru to the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Good points. Saturday was an attack minded line up and I was glad to see it. Early days yet and when they start to gell I think it could really work for us. Just slightly worried that it could open things up at the back for any team that also wants to attack. Farside, I understand what you mean about the new 'targets' but to be fair many people have been saying the same thing of GG for quite some while now and SD1 has not performed the way we know he can when he is on his game. It's just that really, recognising that some are not performing as well as previously. Will be there tomorrow and hoping that today's training will help the team get it together.[/p][/quote]That's the trade off though isn't it Gilbert, if we play with the attack minded line up we have to accept that our defensive midfield players, and our back five, will probably have more work to do. The match against Leicester showed that if we get it right as a team, we can press high, apply pressure and pin them back. The chances of the opposition catching us on the break will always exist if we press high up the park, which is not a problem, if we pop in a couple of goals.[/p][/quote]Leicester game was the best at the Amex this season by a country mile in my opinion and we went for their throat pretty much straight away. In that game (and I can't remember now who played) but the back four were really solid and snuffed out most of what LC tried to throw at the goal. I just think that one or two of the back four haven't been at their best in the last few games, which is why I differentiate between then and now. Don't get me wrong, the trade off works well when the defence remains solid and that's what I'm looking forward to seeing and believe that the starting line up (if same / similar to Saturday) can achieve. Roll on 1945 hrs tomorrow night! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 1

8:36pm Mon 10 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

Are any of you guys watching the Derby - QPR match? Derby goal should not have been allowed, clear foul on the goal line.
I can't see QPR, with the players that have on the park today, as anything like a prem team, and neither Derby.
If either team were Brighton playing as these two are I would be somewhat disappointed. Maybe the second 45 will see an improvement.
Are any of you guys watching the Derby - QPR match? Derby goal should not have been allowed, clear foul on the goal line. I can't see QPR, with the players that have on the park today, as anything like a prem team, and neither Derby. If either team were Brighton playing as these two are I would be somewhat disappointed. Maybe the second 45 will see an improvement. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

9:32pm Mon 10 Feb 14

oksouthstander says...

Derby winning 1-0 QPR John Eustace after 20 mins 3
mins to go Derby fans biting fingernails
Derby winning 1-0 QPR John Eustace after 20 mins 3 mins to go Derby fans biting fingernails oksouthstander
  • Score: 1

9:42pm Mon 10 Feb 14

oksouthstander says...

Derby win ...There is nothing to fear in the top 6...
Derby win ...There is nothing to fear in the top 6... oksouthstander
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Mon 10 Feb 14

VegasSeagull says...

oksouthstander wrote:
Derby win ...There is nothing to fear in the top 6...
What a crappy match to watch, both sides were dire and Barton had more to say than I have, and that's saying something.
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: Derby win ...There is nothing to fear in the top 6...[/p][/quote]What a crappy match to watch, both sides were dire and Barton had more to say than I have, and that's saying something. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

Get Adobe Flash player
About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree