• Albion close to left-back at last

    The pursuit of a left-back to provide competition for Adam Chicksen, who put in an assured display as Albion beat Leeds 2-0 last night, is nearing a conclusion.

    BBC Sussex Sport's Warren Aspinall, who also performs scouting duties for the club, let slip on air that a Premier League left-back was due to join the Albion today.

    The deal might not be as close as Aspinall indicated but the Albion are closer to a resolution of the problem created when Stephen Ward joined Burnley after previously seeming to be destined for a return to Brighton.

    Paul Konchesky was linked to the Albion earlier in the Summer, but he is unlikely to be released by Leicester having started their opening Premier League clash with Everton.

    Of the names discussed previously a move for Aston Villa's Joe Bennett could be the most realistic, with some NSC sleuths putting two and two together as agents with a connection to Bennett were at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

    The Irish Independent are also reporting this morning that the Albion seem set to beat Hull for the signing of highly-rated right-back Brian Lenihan. The 20-year old Irishman is due to play his final game for Cork City this weekend before a long-awaited move to England. Lenihan has been compared to countryman Seamus Coleman who made a similar move, and his signing would be considered a real coup for the Albion.

    Update: Lunchtime reports state that Bennett is in Sussex for a medical today ahead of completing a year-long loan deal to the Albion.

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    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Gully Forever's Avatar
      Gully Forever -
      This sounds Exciting!.
    1. somerset's Avatar
      somerset -
      Now in the space of 36 hours we seem to have been potentially transformed into a team that can compete, just what a lot of us were hoping,... competitive midfield, functional attack, now just a marquee striker to help CMS and COG...... and off we go.
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