Albion make two changes

Albion have made two changes for tonight’s Championship clash with Millwall at The Amex.

Inigo Calderon has failed to recover from a knee injury sustained in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at home to Nottingham Forest so Adam El-Abd moved to right-back with Lewis Dunk coming into central defence.

The other change saw Dean Hammond return at the expense of Will Hoskins, which meant David was pushed into a wider role.

There was no defender on the bench but there was a place for former Lewes youngster Solly March who is with Luke Williams’ development squad.

Millwall were forced into a change before kick-off as Andy Keogh was injured in the warm-up so Jack Smith came into the starting line-up with Shaun Batt added to the bench.

Albion: Kuszczak; El-Abd, Greer, Dunk, Bridge; Bridcutt, David, Crofts, Hammond; Buckley, Mackail-Smith. Subs: LuaLua, Barnes, Dobbie, Harley, Hoskins, March, Brezovan.

Millwall: Forde; A.Smith, Shittu, Beevers, Lowry; Henry, Wright, Trotter, C.Taylor; Wood, J.Smith. Subs: N'Guessan, Malone, Feeney, Batt, Henderson, Osborne, M.Taylor.

Referee: Keith Stroud.

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7:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

bruce beckett says...

Not a very positive lineup. Are we playing for another 0-0?
Not a very positive lineup. Are we playing for another 0-0? bruce beckett

7:13pm Tue 18 Dec 12

franckiep en france says...

Have we had two matches with NO changes?
Have we had two matches with NO changes? franckiep en france

7:19pm Tue 18 Dec 12

StevieD says...

Down to 10 men by half time with Dunk playing?
Down to 10 men by half time with Dunk playing? StevieD

7:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.
This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird. VegasSeagull

7:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pandaking says...

Very disappointed to see Hoskins not starting. The guy has been injured so long it will take him time to get in the flow. He's been improving every game and other than final finish played great in the last game and had fantastic positioning.

Come January we will have a new striker, at which point Hoskins won't get any game time. We need to give him a chance to prove himself, and he can't do that on the bench. What a pity...
Very disappointed to see Hoskins not starting. The guy has been injured so long it will take him time to get in the flow. He's been improving every game and other than final finish played great in the last game and had fantastic positioning. Come January we will have a new striker, at which point Hoskins won't get any game time. We need to give him a chance to prove himself, and he can't do that on the bench. What a pity... pandaking

7:35pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.
Didn't you know, we won 2-1
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.[/p][/quote]Didn't you know, we won 2-1 Hovite

7:37pm Tue 18 Dec 12

ballantrrae says...

pandaking wrote:
Very disappointed to see Hoskins not starting. The guy has been injured so long it will take him time to get in the flow. He's been improving every game and other than final finish played great in the last game and had fantastic positioning.

Come January we will have a new striker, at which point Hoskins won't get any game time. We need to give him a chance to prove himself, and he can't do that on the bench. What a pity...
Good Post, I too am disappointed Hosko isn't starting.
No defensive cover on the bench seems to be inviting disaster, obviously all the injuries don't help.
Good to see one of the DS squad involved though. Perhaps March could play on the left of midfield if needed with Hammond dropping back into defence.
[quote][p][bold]pandaking[/bold] wrote: Very disappointed to see Hoskins not starting. The guy has been injured so long it will take him time to get in the flow. He's been improving every game and other than final finish played great in the last game and had fantastic positioning. Come January we will have a new striker, at which point Hoskins won't get any game time. We need to give him a chance to prove himself, and he can't do that on the bench. What a pity...[/p][/quote]Good Post, I too am disappointed Hosko isn't starting. No defensive cover on the bench seems to be inviting disaster, obviously all the injuries don't help. Good to see one of the DS squad involved though. Perhaps March could play on the left of midfield if needed with Hammond dropping back into defence. ballantrrae

7:40pm Tue 18 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Hovite wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.
Didn't you know, we won 2-1
now wouldn't that be nice lol.
Has anyone tried to get the text commentary from the BBC, it appears unavailable today.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.[/p][/quote]Didn't you know, we won 2-1[/p][/quote]now wouldn't that be nice lol. Has anyone tried to get the text commentary from the BBC, it appears unavailable today. VegasSeagull

7:40pm Tue 18 Dec 12

phumps says...

Does the dev squad have no defenders in it ?
Does the dev squad have no defenders in it ? phumps

8:07pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Hovite wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote: This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.
Didn't you know, we won 2-1
now wouldn't that be nice lol.
Has anyone tried to get the text commentary from the BBC, it appears unavailable today.
I've got the BBC up

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/20
674899
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: This whole article is written as though the game was yesterday, it's all past tense, weird.[/p][/quote]Didn't you know, we won 2-1[/p][/quote]now wouldn't that be nice lol. Has anyone tried to get the text commentary from the BBC, it appears unavailable today.[/p][/quote]I've got the BBC up http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/20 674899 Hovite

8:21pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Zamora25 says...

Is Painter injured? If not surely he should have been on the bench as defensive cover.

Why is Barnes not playing? With the exception of CMS he is the only other decent striker at the club.
Is Painter injured? If not surely he should have been on the bench as defensive cover. Why is Barnes not playing? With the exception of CMS he is the only other decent striker at the club. Zamora25

8:23pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Yep, injured
Yep, injured Hovite

8:46pm Tue 18 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

I'm not at the game tonight but tuned in to the commentary. Terrible so far. GP taken Dunk off already and brought on Lua Lua. No penetration, no ideas. Crowd sounding very flat at half time.
I warned about playing Dunk in the week and he's already been substituted.
I'm not at the game tonight but tuned in to the commentary. Terrible so far. GP taken Dunk off already and brought on Lua Lua. No penetration, no ideas. Crowd sounding very flat at half time. I warned about playing Dunk in the week and he's already been substituted. sussexram40

8:47pm Tue 18 Dec 12

bbb1969 says...

I have kept quiet regarding the draws and the loss to CP but there are 2 players needed.

A large CF to hold up play and bring in to play CMS; I know something that is not new to everyone's ears.

However I feel that a more aggressive midfileder is needed to win the headers; Lua Lua and buckley can play off such a guy.

Read a post today about Wood not being anygood; well he'sput another one in today. Come on Albion a bit more creative play in the last third -
2-1 Brighton again
I have kept quiet regarding the draws and the loss to CP but there are 2 players needed. A large CF to hold up play and bring in to play CMS; I know something that is not new to everyone's ears. However I feel that a more aggressive midfileder is needed to win the headers; Lua Lua and buckley can play off such a guy. Read a post today about Wood not being anygood; well he'sput another one in today. Come on Albion a bit more creative play in the last third - 2-1 Brighton again bbb1969

8:50pm Tue 18 Dec 12

franckiep en france says...

The Attack has disappeared, only one shot (header) hit the bar, I do wish we could try to settle a side. Confidence is no where to be seen.
The Attack has disappeared, only one shot (header) hit the bar, I do wish we could try to settle a side. Confidence is no where to be seen. franckiep en france

9:13pm Tue 18 Dec 12

campotolox says...

I think all the talk about whose comeing in and whose going just before a important game is all wrong,it does not give the players much confidance,think GP should keep some of the thoughts to himself until it happens,but what do i know!!
I think all the talk about whose comeing in and whose going just before a important game is all wrong,it does not give the players much confidance,think GP should keep some of the thoughts to himself until it happens,but what do i know!! campotolox

9:45pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Phew, terrible first half but showed great character and deserved the draw. Good job KLL.
Phew, terrible first half but showed great character and deserved the draw. Good job KLL. Hovite

9:53pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pandaking says...

Indeed. Shocking team selection to start with, but respect to Gus he tried something different and quickly noticed it wasn't working so made a change.

I've never been convinced with lualua but not playing him on the wing seems to be a revelation. Great comeback and a penalty scored?!

UTA.
Indeed. Shocking team selection to start with, but respect to Gus he tried something different and quickly noticed it wasn't working so made a change. I've never been convinced with lualua but not playing him on the wing seems to be a revelation. Great comeback and a penalty scored?! UTA. pandaking

9:55pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Hovite says...

Agreed pandaking. Was that you that had a message read out on the radio?
Agreed pandaking. Was that you that had a message read out on the radio? Hovite

10:06pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pandaking says...

That would be me. I used to txt in a lot but discovered tweets are free. Only downside is you can't fit much in, so have to hope the commentators fill in the blanks.

Looking forward to the next game now and a more positive starting 11. Lualua to start? Who knows!
That would be me. I used to txt in a lot but discovered tweets are free. Only downside is you can't fit much in, so have to hope the commentators fill in the blanks. Looking forward to the next game now and a more positive starting 11. Lualua to start? Who knows! pandaking

10:20pm Tue 18 Dec 12

VegasSeagull says...

Pleased that David got 90 minutes.
Pleased that we got a draw from a seemingly lost match.
Pleased that Gus acted quickly to change things during the match.
Trying to think of more things to be pleased about.

Not pleased that our strikers didn't get one in.
Not pleased with just 9 shots during the game.

Need input from those there.
Pleased that David got 90 minutes. Pleased that we got a draw from a seemingly lost match. Pleased that Gus acted quickly to change things during the match. Trying to think of more things to be pleased about. Not pleased that our strikers didn't get one in. Not pleased with just 9 shots during the game. Need input from those there. VegasSeagull

10:24pm Tue 18 Dec 12

pandaking says...

Yea but Vegas, not many shots was due to the bad starting lineup which soon got changed. Look how many of those shots came from the second half.

Fairly positive game really. Agree with you re strikers still not scoring though. Nothing new there!
Yea but Vegas, not many shots was due to the bad starting lineup which soon got changed. Look how many of those shots came from the second half. Fairly positive game really. Agree with you re strikers still not scoring though. Nothing new there! pandaking

11:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

golddene says...

Hovite wrote:
Phew, terrible first half but showed great character and deserved the draw. Good job KLL.
Sorry i don't fully agree hovey,we played quite well first half and very well in the second we deserved at least what we got and if there was fairness in football we would have taken all three, they bullied us with their stature and power, but in my opinion only one team played football. If as you often hear "things even themselves out over the season" was true, we would'nt lose again this season (if only) SEAGULLS
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Phew, terrible first half but showed great character and deserved the draw. Good job KLL.[/p][/quote]Sorry i don't fully agree hovey,we played quite well first half and very well in the second we deserved at least what we got and if there was fairness in football we would have taken all three, they bullied us with their stature and power, but in my opinion only one team played football. If as you often hear "things even themselves out over the season" was true, we would'nt lose again this season (if only) SEAGULLS golddene

12:21am Wed 19 Dec 12

Hovite says...

I wasn't there this evening golddene, and only had the radio to go by. Milwall scored their second as we were getting back into it at the end of the first half.

We also hit the post and El Abd had one saved off the line. We could have clinched it becasue we were the stronger team at the end.

But no I wasn't a full witness to the game and from what you are saying, you were entertained throughout.

That's good enough for me ;o)
I wasn't there this evening golddene, and only had the radio to go by. Milwall scored their second as we were getting back into it at the end of the first half. We also hit the post and El Abd had one saved off the line. We could have clinched it becasue we were the stronger team at the end. But no I wasn't a full witness to the game and from what you are saying, you were entertained throughout. That's good enough for me ;o) Hovite

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