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Stadium of Light (ATT 25,532) 30th October 2004 - Kick off 15:00

S'land Sunderland vs Brighton and Hove Albion Brighton

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Sunderland v Brighton preview

By Patrick Goss.   Last Updated: 29/10/04 1:00pm

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Sunderland go into their clash against Brighton hoping to keep their recent upsurge in form going.

The Black Cats have picked up eight points in the last four games - and will be bidding to go through October unbeaten.

Brighton will be without key man Adam Virgo - who has been vital to Albion as a stand-in striker. Virgo is suspended for the game, and is likely to be replaced by Gary Hart.

Danny Cullip has shaken off an injury to be in contention and both Alexis Nicolas and Charlie Oatway are also ready.

Sunderland are still without goalkeeper Mart Poom, and the game has come too soon for Matt Piper, who has only just returned to training.

Kevin Kyle and George McCartney are still ruled out by injury for Mick McCarthy's side.

Sunderland 4/6 Draw 12/5 Brighton 7/2 -
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Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8