Date: 9th October 2007 at 8:39pm
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Barnet travel to League One side Brighton, who are on a decent run of form, unbeaten in their last three matches and sitting nicely just below the play-offs in ninth position.

Vital Quotes:

Both managers have promised to field strong squads for this Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, with the winners going through to the quater-finals.

Brighton & Hove Albion Team News:

Guy Butters and Nicky Forster are both ruled out. Adam El-Abd will return into the centre of defense, with the side likely to go into the match with a 3-4-3 formation.

Player to watch: Dean Hammond – Central Midfielder

Skipper with four goals already to his name this season.

Barnet Team News:

Ismail Yakubu is out having limped off early in the league match against Stockport last week-end; Joe O’Cearuill will deputise. Max Porter will replace Josh Wright who is with the England Under-19 squad. Stephane Seanla and Danny Hart will be on the bench.

Likely Line-Up (4-4-2):

GK: Harrison

RB: Devera
CB: Burton (c)
CB: O’Cearuill
LB: Nicolau

RM: Carew
CM: Porter
CM: Bishop
LM: Puncheon

ST: Birchall
ST: Norville

Subs: Beckwith, Hart, Seanla, Hatch, Thomas

Player to watch: Adam Birchall – Striker

Will want to continue his good form.

Match Facts & Stats

O’Cearuill faces his former club.

Match Prediction:

Brighton & Hove Albion 2 – 1 Barnet

Next Fixtures:

vs. Mansfield Town (home) – Saturday