Football: Leeds assistant manager Mick Jones believes Brighton boss Gus Poyet has the ability to become one of world football’s top coaches.
Jones had warm words for the Uruguayan before tomorrow night’s Championship showdown at the Falmer Stadium, which sees the clubs currently 10th and 11th in the Championship go head to head.
“He’s a very popular man and in my personal opinion he’s going to the top,” Jones said of Poyet, a former assistant at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire club have injury concerns over Rodolph Austin and Lee Peltier (both ankle), while Michael Tonge has a shoulder problem.
Brighton are seeking their first win in seven games and a third home win of the campaign.
Striker Ashley Barnes is in confident mood after his first goal in six games against Blackpool last weekend. “I hadn’t scored for quite a while and it plays on you a little bit,” Barnes said.
“You just need to put in performances and hopefully you are still in the team.”
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