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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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1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26