Brighton & Hove Albion – The Great Escape?

Lloyd Owusu cuts an unlikely figure as a possible season saving hero. He is thirty-two years old now, and has spent much of his career as a nearly man – Brentford’s all-time highest scorer, he scored with his first touch for Sheffield Wednesday in a derby match against Sheffield United in 2002, but failed to settle at Hillsborough and ended up cutting something of a journeyman existence around the lower divisions. In 2006, it seemed likely that he would go to the World Cup finals with Ghana, before injury in a warm-up match robbed him of that ambition as well. This season, however, there is a chance – just a chance – that he will turn around a moribund Brighton & Hove Albion team that were odds-on favourites for relegation from League One a few weeks ago. This evening, Albion were at Bristol Rovers for a critical league match. Anybody that doubts the potential of Brighton & Hove Albion should consider the away section of the crowd this season. On a warm April night, with work tomorrow, almost seven hundred Albion supporters have made the tortuous trip to Bristol. This season, the team has been infuriating. After finishing just one place of a play-off spot last season, a mixture of injuries to key players and the ineffectual management of Mickey Adams (who was brought back to the club at...

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