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Brighton Fan On Kermorgant, Underachieving Royals, Hughton & More

Back to Championship business we go and it's a clash with fourth placed Brighton at the AMEX Stadium. So what can we expect from tonight's hosts?

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Jason from Brighton Only At Home was kind enough to give us his views on tonight's Championship game between Brighton & Reading at the AMEX Stadium.

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

Beyond my wildest expectations! I knew we'd do better than last season with Chris Hughton in charge and some very good new signings but we'd brought in a lot of new players and still had some of last season's dead wood lying around. I think I said I expected us to finish 10th in my pre-season preview so to be top for much of the early part, unbeaten for the first 20 games, and still 4th going in to the run in with a real shot of automatic promotion is astounding.

You had a bit of a wobble around the turn of the year but seem to have emerged on the other side, is there belief among the fans heading into the final quarter of the campaign?

I was on a podcast called The Albion Roar last week and we all agreed that it would now be a failure if we didn't make the playoffs. I'd reckon that's the general consensus.

When we met at the Madejski in October it was a match between two automatic promotion contenders but Reading haven't held up their end of the bargain since... What did you make of us that day and from what you've seen and read since?

I listened to it on the radio and it's always hard to form an opinion from that. It sounded a fairly even game but you've fallen away since then as you say. I think you're underachieving.

Which Seagulls player should we be worried about on Tuesday?

Beram Kayal. With him we tick. Without him we're dull. Anthony Knockaert may be brilliant or may be anonymous. If it's the former he'll cause even more problems than Kayal.

Any Reading player that worries you?

I never get these right! It's hard to know who you'll play. Kermorgant and Vydra have both caused us problems in the past but will either start?

Score prediction?

It's time to come clean. I said 1-1 in my preview for Fulham away and Leeds at home and we won both games. So I'm tactically and tactfully going for 1-1.

Finally, any advice for Reading fans making the trip?

The usual. No pubs near the ground so drink in town. Expect train queues and use the park and ride if you're driving. Enjoy the padded seats and be safe in the knowledge that whoever the referee is, he'll be on your side.

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