LIFE ON THE ROAD DOESN’T SUIT THE SEAGULLS
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