The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

BRIGHTON boss Os­car Gar­cia is af­ter one fi­nal push on the road – but he is not ex­pect­ing an easy ride at Vicarage Road.

Al­bion have failed to find the net in more than three hours of Cham­pi­onship foot­ball, draw­ing a blank at Derby and Burn­ley re­spec­tively.

It drew a line un­der a dire Jan­uary, which saw Gar­cia’s side net just twice in four league games, but Wat­ford have con­ceded four in each of their last two games.

How­ever, he doesn’t see his Seag­ulls tak­ing flight so eas­ily in Hert­ford­shire.

“They have a big squad, a strong squad – they have a lot of good play­ers,” said Gar­cia.“For me they are one of the best teams in the league.

“With an Ital­ian man­ager, an Ital­ian style and a lot of Ital­ian play­ers they play dif­fer­ent to most of the teams in the Cham­pi­onship.

“It will be a mas­sive test for us. It is our last game away – we have had three tough games and it will be the last one – we can’t wait to come back and play at the Amex.”

And the task has not been made any eas­ier by the news that Liam Brid­cutt has left the club – the 24-year-old mid­fielder has joined Pre­mier League Sun­der­land.

“He has been a good ser­vant to the club and the only thing we can do is wish him all the best,” added the man­ager.

“He wanted to play in the Pre­mier League and this is a good chance for him – I want to wish him all the best.”

TEST: Os­car Gar­cia

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