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Brighton winger Craig Noone eyes more League Cup upsets

Craig Noone
Noone joined Brighton from Plymouth Argyle in January

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Craig Noone has said he believes they can upset his boyhood idols Liverpool in the third round of the Carling Cup.

The Seagulls, who knocked out Sunderland last week, have been drawn to face the Reds at home.

"We're not going to think just because it's Liverpool that we can't play our own game and go for it," the 23-year-old told BBC Sussex.

"We'll worry about our own football and be confident going into it."

The former Plymouth wide man, who was born on Merseyside, was especially pleased to see the two sides paired together on Saturday.

"We were in the players' lounge ahead of the Peterborough game having a bite to eat," he continued.

"When Liverpool came out, me and Alan Navarro [midfielder and former Liverpool trainee] just went wild. We were running around and dancing, and there was a celebration in the lounge."

The tie has a special edge for Noone, as he used to work in the city as a roofer before turning professional.

One of his jobs saw him cross paths with Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard.

"I worked on Steven's house doing the roof," Noone said. "It'll be a bit of a difference for him, from seeing me tiling his roof to playing against him.

"He'll obviously have a word and telling me how far I've come."

"Hopefully, he'll be fit. It would be great to play against him."

Noone has been integral to Albion's start to the season, scoring once and having a hand in setting up three goals.

We're all pinching ourselves and will be looking at the table for the next two weeks

Craig Noone on Brighton's start to the season

But he admits to be slightly surprised to see Albion sitting top of the Championship heading into the international break.

"I think we're all pinching ourselves," he added.

"We're doing well, but I think we'll all be looking at the table for the next two weeks.

"Coming back, we need to be focused, switched on and carry on the form we've been in."



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Brighton 2-0 Peterborough
28 Aug 11 |  Championship
Leeds land Man Utd in Carling Cup
27 Aug 11 |  League Cup
Navarro eyes more Brighton games
24 Aug 11 |  Brighton
Start helps with signings - Poyet
19 Aug 11 |  Brighton
Noone expresses Plymouth sympathy
21 Feb 11 |  Brighton
Noone joins Brighton from Argyle
31 Dec 10 |  Brighton


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