Gus Poyet is ready to make some changes to his undefeated side for their away clash with Bristol City this weekend, in the hopes of staving off injury and fatigue in the squad and creating more competition for places.
Brighton are currently top of the Npower Championship table, collecting 13 points from five matches with four wins and a draw to their name.
And while Poyet appears to have struck a winning formula with the Seagulls’ line-up, the manager still feels some tweaks are still needed, including possibly bringing in star Italian signing Vicente Rodriguez.
"There are going to be a few outside of the bench even who are going to be very important. That is a new situation for us that we will have to manage,” Poyet told the Argus.
“There are going to be players on Friday against Leeds who may be in the stand and then on Tuesday against Palace on the pitch. That is the way it is going to be this year. I like proper competition.”
Newcastle youngster Kazenga LuaLua is one player to miss out on maximum game time due to competition for places, and he is fighting for a spot on the left wing with the impressive Craig Noone.
“Everybody at the club and in this city loves Kazenga LuaLua. So do I but Craig Noone is on fire so he is playing,” Poyet said on the situation.
“I have never seen Kazenga train like he did last week. It was unbelievable. Kazenga has come here to play and now he is thinking he needs to do a little bit more.”
Brighton have marked the Leeds United match up on Friday September 23rd Green and White day, in honour of Plymoth Argyle’s current financial plights.
Supporters have been encouraged to wear green and white and make banners to bring national attention to the club’s problems.