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Paul Robinson has predicted a “comprehensive” 3-0 win for Leeds United in their game against Brighton on Saturday.

He thinks that Brighton are a decent side but that Leeds will be stung into action after a disastrous 3-0 defeat to Crawley in the FA Cup last weekend.

Kalvin Phillips is out for Leeds and Robinson admitted he would be a big loss but still said Leeds would have too much for a struggling Brighton side.

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Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “Kalvin Phillips is going to be a big miss for Leeds, he always is.

“They’re at home, against a team who might be struggling near the bottom, but I like the way that Brighton have been playing.

“They’ve played well without getting results and without scoring goals, and I don’t think they’re far away from being a decent side.

“They’ll take some confidence from getting through their FA Cup game and holding Man City to 1-0.

“However, I fully expect Leeds to bounce back. The mentality will be very different and I hope the Crawley game was a shot in the arm, a wake-up call.

“I think Leeds will win comprehensively and I’m going for a 3-0 win.”

Pascal Struijk is going to be charged with taking the defensive midfield position in Phillips’ absence and he needs a big performance in white.

A win would take Leeds onto 26 points – a full 12 points above Brighton who had claimed they were direct rivals in the summer.

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