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View From The Town End: Brighton & Hove Albion

It doesn't get much bigger than the league leaders visiting the Madejski Stadium for a Saturday 3pm kick-off, so what can Reading expect from Brighton tomorrow?

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Jason from Brighton Only At Home was kind enough to give us his views on tomorrow's game at the Madejski Stadium.

How would you sum up Brighton's season so far?

Unbelievable! If you'd have told me at the start of the season we'd be going in to our game still unbeaten and top of the table I'd have laughed you out of town. Everything has gone our way. We are better organised, fitter and have better partnerships within the team than at any time since we moved in to The Amex and that's down to Chris Hughton. However, we've also had good fortune. Last minute goals, penalty decisions going for us (correctly I would say), little deflections. All the things that have gone against us up to now have gone for us.

Like Reading you've gone from relegation concerns back to Premier League ambitions. You predicted a mid-table finish so is this a sustainable promotion push?

Well we couldn't have made a better start but the Preston game showed that the squad is still too weak to sustain this all season. If we are still in the mix at the end of December expect some heavy investment from Tony Bloom. We must be in with a shout of at least the playoffs again but there's not much between the top ten and it's a long season in a difficult division.

Any fond memories of games between the teams?

Not games between but that last day of the season when we were at Forest and you were home to Burnley - particularly the pitch invasion - still makes me chuckle. Sorry.

Any less fond ones?

The 0-0 at yours where Pogrebnyak and Ulloa got sent off was one of the worst games I've seen live on TV (thanks to the referee I would have to say). Thank goodness I didn't actually travel for it. Also your win at The Amex the season you went up. We played really well but Federici had a blinder and Ian Harte scored from s free kick. It was quite frustrating.

Who should Reading be wary of come Saturday?

Dale Stephens and Beram Kayal, the two central midfielders in a 4-4-2. They've been outstanding all season and were sorely missed v Preston. Kayal should definitely be back, hopefully Stephens will be too though there is speculation about his injury that puts him in doubt. Bruno is having a massive season at right back - his touch and attacking threat is incredible.

Any Reading player that you're worried about?

Plenty. You're flying, or you were until Saturday. It's funny how both sides have had such similar seasons for the last three seasons in a row. Sá and Vydra really scare me - the latter has taken us apart before for Watford. After the Fulham game I would have been hopeful of getting some change out of your back four but McShane used to play for us and our ex-players normally do well against us.

Score prediction?

Having said all the above this could well be a high scoring draw. I'll go for 2-2.

Thanks again to Jason and you can follow him and the site on Twitter @BHAFConlyathome