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THE MONTH AHEAD: SEPTEMBER

8 September 2016

A look at what lies ahead for Albion in September.


After the first international break of the season, the games come thick and fast in September, as Brighton & Hove Albion face six matches in the space of 17 days.



First up is the visit of Brentford to the Amex on 10th September, in what will be the first home Saturday 3pm fixture of the season.

Chris Hughton’s men will be hoping to replicate the success of last season’s game, when goals from Anthony Knockaert, Tomer Hemed and Jamie Murphy secured a 3-0 victory back in February.




Table-topping Huddersfield are the next visitors three days later, and Albion will be looking to continue their unbeaten run against the Terriers at the Amex, with two victories and two draws to date.

Last season’s fixture ended in a 2-1 win for Brighton, thanks to goals from Bobby Zamora and James Wilson back in January.

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Only a second-ever visit to Burton follows on 17th September, to face the newly-promoted Brewers at the Pirelli Stadium.

Goals from Rohan Ince, Kazenga LuaLua and Craig Mackail-Smith secured a 3-0 win in a League Cup tie back in September 2014.



Back-to-back home fixtures follow against Reading in the EFL Cup third round on Tuesday 20th September and Barnsley on Saturday 24th September.
 
The Seagulls contested a 2-2 draw with the Royals at the Madejski Stadium last month, with Sam Baldock and Knockaert both on target.

Barnsley will be the second newly-promoted club that Albion face this month, when last season’s League One play-off winners visit the Amex.

The Tykes have enjoyed their recent meetings with Brighton, claiming two wins and one draw in the last three encounters. They secured a 2-1 victory in their last game at the Amex, thanks to goals from Jacob Mellis and former Seagull, Paddy McCourt.



The month’s action comes to an end at Portman Road on Tuesday 27th September, with a match against Ipswich Town.

Albion edged a 3-2 thriller in August last year, thanks to Hemed’s brace and an early 10th-minute strike from LuaLua.

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