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LUFC - Brighton v Leeds preview

Leeds travel to struggling Brighton on Saturday hoping to get their own faltering promotion bid back on track.

Form

Brighton
Albion haven`t played since Christmas when they won 2-0 at Swindon Town, the last time they played at home they lost 2-1 against Colchester United thanks to a bizarre own goal.

Recent home form (last game first) LLLWDL

Leeds
Simon Grayson suffered his first defeat as new Leeds manager last weekend when Carlisle won at Elland Road 2-0; the last time they played away they won 3-1 at Stockport County

Recent away form (last game first) WLLLWL

Team news

Brighton
Leading goal scorer Glenn Murray is Albion`s main doubt with a stomach strain. David Livermore is back in training after six weeks out having knee cartilage surgery, remember him? He signed for Leeds and left ten days later in the summer of 2006!

Leeds
The Whites hope to welcome back Jermaine Beckford after injury whilst new loan signing`s Richard Naylor and Carl Dickinson will be pushing for a starting place.


History
The clubs have met fifteen times at Brighton and Leeds won on their last visit to the Withdean when Tresor Kandol scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 victory.

Overall Brighton have the better record with seven wins to Leeds five and three draws.
The clubs met earlier in the season at Elland Road when Leeds won 3-1 with two goals from Beckford and one from Becchio.

Record at Brighton (league unless stated)
1960/61 Brighton 2-1 Leeds
1961/62 Brighton 1-3 Leeds
1979/80 Brighton 0-0 Leeds
1980/81 Brighton 2-0 Leeds
1981/82 Brighton 1-0 Leeds
1983/84 Brighton 3-0 Leeds
1984/85 Brighton 1-1 Leeds
1985/86 Brighton 0-1Leeds
1986/87 Brighton 0-1 Leeds
1988/89 Brighton 2-1 Leeds
1988/89 Brighton 1-2 Leeds
1989/90 Brighton 2-2 Leeds
2004/05 Brighton 1-0 Leeds
2005/06 Brighton 2-1 Leeds
2007/08 Brighton 0-1 Leeds




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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday January 15 2009
Time: 8:24PM

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