Mark Robins says Huddersfield Town must be wary of Brighton’s wide boys.
Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard and former Newcastle man Kazenga Lua Lua provide a threat either side of Argentinian striker Leo Ulloa.
“They give Brighton pace and movement,” noted Robins, whose side forced a goalless draw at the Amex Stadium back in December and will be seeking a 10th clean sheet of the campaign against a team who have scored seven goals in their last two games to bolster their Championship play-off bid.
Lingard, the Warrington-born 21-year-old who played against Town while on loan at Birmingham earlier this season, has scored in each of the last two games, a 4-1 victory at Leicester and 3-0 home win over Charlton.
He bagged six goals for Brum, including four on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrew’s.
Congolese star Lua Lua, 23, has hit form in recent weeks.
And Ulloa, 27, leads the club goal chart with 15.
The former Almeria man hit a hat trick as Brighton beat Town 4-1 on the South coast last season.
Albion’s Spanish boss Oscar Garcia should have regular keeper Tomasz Kuszczak available after he missed the Charlton clash through injury.
His replacement was Casper Ankergren, the former Leeds stopper.
Garcia’s midfield options include former Charlton man Dale Stephens, who has already played at the John Smith’s Stadium three times this season.
The 26-year-old ex-Oldham man was involved in controversy on his last visit in January, his tackle ending Adam Hammill’s involvement in a tie Charlton won 1-0.
His transfer-window switch came as Brighton failed with a £1m bid to sign Town’s Adam Clayton.
His teammates include teenager Solly March, who is fresh from signing a new four-year contract.
Brighton’s major injury concern is former England centre-back Matthew Upson, who has hip, knee and ankle problems.
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