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Brighton & Hove Albion v Birmingham City: Chris Hughton welcomes former club in bid to sustain unbeaten run

27 November 2015

This weekend, The Football League's only unbeaten side, Brighton & Hove Albion, welcome Birmingham City to the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls sit joint-top of the Sky Bet Championship table heading into the weekend, thanks largely to their continued run of 18 League games without defeat - which stretches back to last season.

They share the lead with Hull City, who play Derby County on Friday night, and depending on the outcome of that result, Brighton could find themselves top of the standings again come Saturday evening.

Blues travel well

Birmingham City stand in the way of Brighton's unbeaten streak this weekend, and the Blues have proved formidable on the road this term.

No side in the Sky Bet Championship has a better points return on the road than Birmingham, who've won five, drawn two and lost just one of their eight games away from St Andrew's.

That one defeat came a month ago against leaders Hull but, since then, they've gone away to Fulham where they recorded an emphatic 5-2 victory.

Gary Rowett's men come into the weekend off the back of a 1-0 loss at home to Charlton last weekend, and he's secured the services of defender Greg Halford and striker James Vaughan on loan this week.

Reunited

Birmingham will come up against a familiar face when they arrive on the south coast this Saturday - Brighton manager Chris Hughton.

Hughton was in charge of the Blues for the 2011/12 season, and oversaw a memorable Europa League campaign at the club, before taking them to the Championship Play-Off semi-finals.

He left for Norwich City in the summer of 2012, before taking the post with the Seagulls in December last year.

You can follow Chris Hughton's progress against his old club this weekend, via our live Twitter feed - @SkyBetChamp.




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