Date: 4th April 2016 at 10:48am
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Eugh? defeat at Charlton makes tomorrow`s game pretty uninspiring, doesn`t it? Well, look at it this way. If Blues beat Brighton at St. Andrew`s and other results fall into place, we could find ourselves back in the mix.

CURRENT FORM

Three wins in eleven outings now for Blues who have hardly been in top form. You get the sense that the players are running out of steam after giving their all for so long. Despite Blues scoring their goal in six away games at Charlton, to lose in the last minute was a sucker punch. But we must go again.

Brighton visit St. Andrew`s on the back of a last minute blow themselves. League leaders Burnley levelled the game to 2-2 in the 93rd minute. Chris Hughton`s men are unbeaten in their last six games and go into the game in third place, a single point behind Middlesbrough.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BRIGHTON

In Tomer Hemed, Brighton have a threat in front of goal. But Anthony Knockaert is the man who pulls the strings. The former Leicester playmaker is a proven performer at Championship level and helped the Foxes to promotion two seasons ago.

Hughton`s side move the ball around the pitch well and like to press opponents. Blues will have one hell of a fight on their hands if they are to get anything from the game.

UTILISING THE SQUAD

Gary Rowett has said he will fully ‘utilise` the squad during the end of season run-in. Players such as Viv Solomon-Otabor and Will Buckley are itching for a chance and surely Clayton Donaldson and Jacques Maghoma will benefit from being left out at Charlton?

THOUGHTS FROM VITAL BRIGHTON

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert has said he believes the side will take the positives and bounce back from what ended as a disappointing draw against Burnley at the weekend.

Having taken the lead twice through Dale Stephens and Knockaert himself at the Amex Stadium Burnley hit back twice including a late stoppage time leveller and Knockaert admitted after the game that the common feeling in the dressing room had been frustration and disappointment at not taking all three points.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press conference, the Frenchman explained that whilst it was disappointing, knowing that it should’ve been a win and all three points should be seen as confidence boosting for the side.

‘We conceded a goal in the last minute which is always disappointing, but we need to be ready for the next game now. It`s disappointing because I think we did well and deserved to win. All the lads are disappointed because we had a very good game and everyone put in a great effort. We should have won, but that`s football and we need to carry on playing like this to achieve our aim.’ (Article via www.bha.vitalfootball.co.uk)


THE FANS VIEWS

@Gareth_Levett – After Saturday’s performance, really looking forward to Birmingham away tomorrow. #awaydays #bhafc

@smudgerstwit – Just read post match Hughton. Sorry Mr H, you fu**ed it up playing Wilson (sicknote) and Sidwell. l wonder if you have the minerals? #bhafc

@MichaelMada – #Bhafc lot still desperate to find excuses for no home win by whining about Joey – except Hughton #realist #twitterclarets

@almajir – Is Nicolai Brock Madsen locked in the Jamie Clapham Memorial Cupboard? #bcfc

@connorbcfc966 – Demarai grey left blues in January come may he could have a premier league winners medal #bcfc

Article written by Rob Wildey – @robwildey123

 
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