Hughton said: “Yes, their form and league positions have been fairly sporadic, but all you can do, with every team you play, is prepare for what they can do really well. What they have got is some really good footballers in the team, and all we can prepare for is what they do best.”
Brighton are currently leading the Championship race, with 22 points from 10 games, and having so far remained undefeated in the league.
They are looking likely early promotion favourites, and Hughton will be looking to keep up this impressive run of form heading into this weekend’s tie with Leeds, following the end of the international break.
Leeds have not been enjoying their season as much as Hughton has with Brighton, having won just two games out of 10, and failing to yet win a single fixture at Elland Road as of yet.
Uwe Rosler is struggling to establish a distinct style of play with the players at his disposal, and now would be the perfect time for the Whites to pick up their first home win of the season - although they could not have a tougher opponent to play than Brighton.
Hughton sounds as if he is impressed with the Leeds squad, and he has admitted that preparing for the game will involve working with his own squad hoping to counteract the type of performance that Leeds can put in when at the top of their game.
It promises to be an intriguing game, but Brighton will certainly be fancying their chances at Elland Road as they look to keep their hold on the number one spot in the Championship table.