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Brighton have stopped doing the basics right of late

| 21.11.2010

Brighton seem to have forgotten how to do the basics right and this is what may cost them their advantage at the top of League One.

A run of four games without a win in all competitions has resulted in Brighton’s price to win League One drifting to 2/1, with Charlton now leading the chasing pack to within five points in second spot.

Part of this drop in form has been a sudden inability to defend set-plays sufficiently, with seven goals conceded in their last three games, after they had previously kept five clean sheets in a row.

Midfielder Radostin Kishishev thought that the chief problem in the most recent 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers was a passing game that was too adventurous and he feels this is far different to the style that was paying dividends earlier this season.

He told the official Brighton club website: “We tried to play the most difficult passes. We tried to play unbelievable balls through the Bristol Rovers defence and we didn’t make the right decisions.

“We all know that we have got to do the basics first then we can start to play for the fans, but that depends on the score.”

Charlton maintained their pressure on Brighton with a 3-2 win over Yeovil, but they may struggle to continue their good form in the coming weeks without Christian Dailly.

The inspirational captain at the Valley could be suspended for four games after being sent off for an alleged use of the elbow, although the club are considering lodging an appeal against the decision.

Charlton have now won their last four League One games and know how to maintain a challenge for a whole season, having reached the play-offs during the last campaign.

Charlton are now 7/1 to win League One, with Sheffield Wednesday 12/1 following their return to the play-off places after beating MK Dons. See the complete League One winners football betting odds market.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.