Jones solely focused on Charlton clash

Nathan Jones. Photograph: Paul Hazlewood
Nathan Jones. Photograph: Paul Hazlewood

Albion first-team coach Nathan Jones insists his side’s sole focus is tomorrow’s Amex clash with Charlton.

Brighton kick off a run of six games in 24 days, with a home Championship tussle against the Addicks.

With Albion still unbeaten and returning to the top after last week’s 2-1 win over Birmingham City, many may see Saturday’s clash as a home banker.

However, Jones knows what a tough task his side will face against his former side. Charlton currently sit fourth from bottom but Jones believes there are no easy games in the division and said: “This is a big game.

“In this league, you don’t have easy fixtures. Charlton lost their last game but have changed manager and are in good form.

“They will come here with a blend of youth, freshness and experience, so it’s a massive test and it’s one that we are up for and really looking forward to.”

After Saturday, Albion face tricky trips to Derby and Queens Park Rangers, before a home match with Middlesbrough.

Jones said: “The clichéd thing to say is that every month and every game is the same but December is a big month.

“More than anything,it is the amount of games that you have, so you have to pick up points in those games because others will be as well.”

Liam Rosenior, who was stretchered off against Birmingham, is expected to be out until January with medial knee ligament damage, while Kazenga LuaLua, who has a groin injury, will also not be back until the new year.

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