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"No excuses. We're ready" Brighton prepare for play-off

No excuses. We're ready. That's how Gus Poyet summed up Brighton's situation going into their play-off semi-final at Crystal Palace this evening. The Seagulls have been on a fantastic run, unbeaten in their last nine games.

So Wembley is the prize over two legs. The first game kicks off in just over an hour at Selhurst Park, with the return at the AMEX Stadium on Monday. And with an intense rivalry between the clubs followers, the Brighton manager wants the fans to focus on football.

Seagulls are off to the Palace!

Brighton football players Dean Hammond and Andrea Orlandi were optimistic as they looked ahead to this evening's Championship play-off semi-final 1st leg at arch-rivals Crystal Palace. Here's what they said - VIDEO.

Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove AlbionSelhurst Park

Kick off: 7.45pm Friday 10th May 2013

For live updates during the match visit our sister site ITV Sport.

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