Strikers need to start scoring
Pressure is mounting on the strike-force after another rescue goal from a defender.
The pressure is mounting onÂ Brighton and Hove Albion'sÂ strike-force after the SeagullsÂ were once again rescued by aÂ goal from a defender.
Lewis Dunk's fifth goal - hisÂ fourth in the Championship -Â salvaged a point in the midweekÂ game with Huddersfield and wasÂ the seventh scored by a defenderÂ in the league this season outÂ of Albion's total of 12. GordonÂ Greer has two, while Bruno hasÂ one.
That means 58% of Albion's league goals have come from the back four.
Of the squad's strikers, onlyÂ Craig Mackail-Smith has foundÂ the net in the league, with ChrisÂ O'Grady, Sam Baldock andÂ Adrian Colunga yet to open theirÂ Championship accounts for theÂ Seagulls.
Mackail-Smith looks likelyÂ to miss tomorrow's home gameÂ with Rotherham, meaningÂ Baldock will almost certainlyÂ lead the line against a defenceÂ which has leaked 17 goals in 13Â games.
Rotherham have also struggledÂ to find a regular goal-getter, withÂ four players locked together onÂ two goals. That group includesÂ former Albion striker Alex RevellÂ who has found the net in bothÂ his team's last two games.
Revell, who was popularÂ among sections of the then-Withdean crowd due to hisÂ impressive work rate, willÂ represent a different sort ofÂ challenge for Greer and DunkÂ than the strikers they have facedÂ so far this season.Â His likely partner, JonsonÂ Clarke-Harris, has also scoredÂ in the last two outings - a homeÂ win over Leeds United and anÂ exciting 3-3 draw with FulhamÂ - meaning the Seagulls face aÂ forward line bang on form.
Joe Bennett should returnÂ at left-back for Brighton afterÂ missing the Huddersfield gameÂ with a slight problem while SamiÂ HyypiÃ¤ will hope Bruno recoversÂ from his latest injury to provideÂ Inigo Calderon with competitionÂ at right-back.Â The Seagulls had to make doÂ without either first choice fullbackÂ at Huddersfield.
Joao Teixeira was another whoÂ sat out the midweek match afterÂ being taken off in the first halfÂ of last weekend's home defeatÂ by Middlesbrough and, withÂ Kazenga Lua Lua suspendedÂ tomorrow following hisÂ midweek red card, much of theÂ Albion's creative hopes rest onÂ Teixeira's recovery. If he plays,Â the Portuguese playmaker could
Elsewhere, flair-hungryÂ fans will again hope to seeÂ the mercurial Paddy McCourtÂ given an extended run-out. TheÂ Northern Ireland internationalÂ played an hour against
Middlesbrough but was anÂ unused sub at Huddersfield.
Whatever the starting line-up,Â Brighton fans will expect to seeÂ an improved performance fromÂ the team's last home outingÂ which ended in a disappointingÂ display and a fifth defeat of theÂ campaign.