Date: 25th January 2010 at 7:36pm
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Brighton boss Gus Poyet has warned his side that their trip to EP tomorrow night will be far from easy, pointing to County’s 4-2 victory over BHA earlier this season as – somewhat odd – proof of his statement.

County claimed the three points at Brighton back in September through a Carl Baker hattrick and an Oli Johnson late strike. Both of whom have departed. We also had John Ward as assistant manager back then, with many County fans of the belief that he was a major factor in our early season decent (ish!) form.

You have to believe we will be on more of a high though having finally broken the terrible 12 game losing streak with a gritty 0-0 draw at Carlisle on Saturday.

The Haters do find themselves without a recognised striker for tomorrow’s fixture as emergency loan forward Jabo Ibehre faces a one-game suspension for his red card in the game at Carlisle. Attacking midfielder Jemal Johnson and youngster Dec Edwards remain the only strikers in the squad.

Regardless, Poyet has been speaking in the press to his side, claiming that ‘at the moment County will have added confidence, because they have taken three points from us previously.’ There you go.

‘They’ve got five new players and I`m sure they will bring new quality because they`ve been playing all the time, so we need to be careful.’

“We also need to remember that we lost against them earlier in the season. We have to make sure that we take this as a very important game.’

“It doesn`t matter what position they are in the table – at the moment they will have added confidence, because they have taken three points from us.’


Meanwhile, County gaffer Gary Ablett is till searching for another emergency loan striker for tomorrow night, with Warren Feeney STILL being bandied around as a short-term fix.