Off to the seaside. Brighton preview.

Last updated : 19 October 2004 By Matthew Gabb
Let's start with the positives. Last Saturday Cardiff City finally scored at home after nine hours without hitting the net. They won the game AND pulled out of the bottom three.

Along with this we've taken 7 points from the last 12, and really should have taken more - missed chances against Leeds and sloppy defending at Burnley put paid to that though. Surely the players will be in good heart as they head to the south coast to face the Seagulls.

Our opponents Brighton lost 1-3 at Crewe on Saturday and are sitting in 18th place with three more points than us, and have won just once in their six home matches this season.

On the negative side, the performance on Saturday was nothing much to write home about and we're always crap at the Withdean - three defeats in three visits without scoring a goal so far.

By all accounts we have no new injuries before this game, with the possible exception of Paul Parry, and I would expect Lawrence to stick as close as possible to the eleven who took the field against Rotherham. There is talk of Joe Ledley getting his full debut on the left hand side of midfield.

Cardiff fans have been allocated 756 tickets in the North Stand, which is located some thirty yards behind the goal, and is open to the elements. It really is one of the worst away ends in football, and this is reflected in the fact that there are still tickets available from CCFC for this match.

With Millwall to come next Saturday, City will be looking to get another away win on the board to push us away from the wrong end of the table.

I'm on match reporting duty tomorrow night with Nigel taking time off, but there'll be first reaction both on here after the game and on the message board.