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PREVIEW | Brighton & Hove Albion

A full look ahead to Saturday's game against the Seagulls

21 July 2017

Club News

PREVIEW | Brighton & Hove Albion

A full look ahead to Saturday's game against the Seagulls

21 July 2017

The Reds host the Seagulls this Saturday afternoon (3pm) in their second home game of pre-season. The Premier League side travel to the Checkatrade Stadium for their first game on home soil having returned from their training camp in Austria this week.

Harry Kewell’s men continued their preparations for the new campaign with a 4-2 win over Dulwich Hamlet on Tuesday evening. 

A brace from Panutche Camara and goals from Matt Harrold and Enzio Boldewijn gave the side their third win of pre-season.

Fans are reminded that Devils Den will be open again from 2pm tomorrow and throughout the game for young fans over in the north-east corner of the stadium!

Reds Team News

Captain Jimmy Smith remains side-lined with a thigh injury – as the Head Coach confirmed on Tuesday evening...

Dutch striker Thomas Verheydt also returned home for family reasons this week.

Other than that, Harry Kewell has a full squad to choose from for the game with the Seagulls.

The Opposition

Hughton's men beat 2.Bundesliga outfit Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-0 in their solitary game during their pre-season training camp.

Saturday’s game is the first of three games over a seven-day period, with trips to League One Southend United and Championship Norwich City also on the Seagulls’ itinerary.

The south coast side will then face La Liga newcomers Girona, and host Athletico Madrid at the Amex Stadium on 6th August, before kicking off their first ever Premier League campaign at home to Manchester City the following weekend.

Summer signings so far include Australian goalkeeper Matthew Ryan – who could make his debut for the club after joining from Valencia, and the duo of left-back Markus Suttner and midfielder Pascal Grob have also joined from German second division side FC Ingolstadt.

Mathias Normann has also joined from Norwegian side FK Bodo.

The Ticket News

Reds fans can buy tickets by either calling 01293 410 000 until 4.30pm on Friday or from 10am on Saturday morning.

Alternatively supporters can book online by clicking here.

Brighton & Hove Albion supporters can buy their tickets the same way – but should note that seats have now SOLD OUT – as we confirmed on Friday morning here. Terrace places for visiting Seagulls supporters remain.

Follow it live

Fans can follow all the action from the game with minute-by-minute updates on our official Twitter account.

An update at both half time and full time will be available on our Facebook page.

Team news will also be available to supporters on both – with regular updates on our Instagram account and our story.

Fans will be able to go behind the scenes throughout the afternoon on the application and supporters can follow us on there by clicking here.

A full match report will be online soon after the final whistle and fans can get all the reaction to the game on iFollow Crawley – fans can sign up to the service for free here.

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