So Doctor Evil is as scared of Brighton as he was of Southampton - even more so in fact because he isn't even starting Baldock for this game!
So, it is 4-5-1 with the goal threat offered by...well Carew and Nolan who can't hit Faubert's arse from three feet at the moment.
Faubert and Collison on the flanks don't scream goals do they? Whilst Noble and Diop are hardly bristling with goal scoring potential. It is a craven team, a team that says Allardyce is hoping for a 1-0 victory or a 1-1 draw.
No Cole on the bench again. What is his problem? And the resources are so stretched that Moncur is counted amongst the subs. Surely it is time to bring Montano back from loan if we are having to select kids anyway?
Low flying seagulls had better beware because Allardyce's long ball merchants are in town!
O'Brien, Faye, Reid, McCartney
Faubert Nolan Collison
Subs Boffin, Moncur, Sears, Piquionne, Baldock