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Poyet: We'll be a different team after the international break
9:30am Monday 8th October 2012 in Sport
GUS Poyet has pledged Albion will be a "different team" after the international break.
The Seagulls could have all of their big guns back when they return to action against Middlesbrough at The Amex a week on Saturday.
Bruno made his comeback from groin trouble, while winger turned central striker Will Buckley went off in the first half with a recurrence of hamstring tightness.
Boss Poyet told The Argus: "The difference is we are going to have Crofty, we are going to have Macca, probably Vicente, a fully recovered Bruno and Bucker, so it will be a different team and we can go into the next game with plenty of options. Let's see if we can do a bit better.
"We were trying to get players that have played at the highest level and we got Tomasz (Kuszczak), Bruno, Bridgey (Wayne Bridge) and Crofty as the main ones and in the two games previous to this one we were missing two of them.
"On top of that, Macca, who started on fire, has been missing in the last three games. Sometimes, with a team like us, when you miss those key players you pay a little bit of a price."
A defeat and two draws from the last three games has dropped Albion from the top of the Championship to fifth but Poyet is still satisfied with their start.
He said: "I think we are nicely placed and we are doing what we want. We are in a great position with 18 points from ten games.
"It's up to us. The fitness is allright, the players are confident. Let's see if we can keep going."