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Kuszczak: Albion's pre-seaon preparations are up there with the best
Tomasz Kuszczak reckons Albion’s pre-seasons preparations are on a par with the biggest club in the land.
The Polish goalkeeper says his first summer of work with the Seagulls matches what he was put through at his previous club Manchester United.
Albion continue their summer schedule with a friendly at Worthing tonight (7.45). Then come major tests at home to Chelsea and Reading.
Kuszczak, who signed as a free agent this summer, said: “It has been very hard, probably one of the hardest pre-seasons of my life to be honest.
“But it has been very modern. All the details are there.”
Kuszczak is not expected to feature at Woodside Road with Peter Brezovan likely to be between the sticks.
Boss Gus Poyet had last night not decided on a line-up but stressed: “It’s a first team game.”
Craig Mackail-Smith (back) and Marcos Painter (hamstring) will not be in action. They will train with the medical staff today and should rejoin the main group tomorrow.
Will Hoskins is also out with a foot injury.
Poyet said he was no closer to making another of his top priority signings, a midfielder and a striker.
Former Seagulls loan forward Sam Vokes yesterday completed his move to Burnley for a fee thought to be about £500,000.
Fans can pay on the gate at Worthing tonight. Admission costs £10 for adults or £5 for seniors and under-16s.