Knight on form but Coppell warns against optimism

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Leon Knight, of Brighton, and Yeovil's Kevin Gall will be looking to cap hectic weeks with more goals today - at Barnsley and Orient respectively - to maintain their places at the top of the Football League scoring table.

Knight, who has scored four times in two League matches, joined Brighton, the early pacesetters in the Second Division, on a permanent basis from Chelsea on Thursday. Chelsea received an undisclosed sum and will get another undisclosed sum if Brighton are promoted. There is also a sell-on clause to ensure a top-up for Chelsea's coffers in the event of him moving on.

Despite the Seagulls' flying start, their manager, Steve Coppell, has warned supporters that an immediate return to the First Division will not be easy. "The expectations of the fans does worry me," he said. "It's got to be borne in mind that we have five changes to the side that finished last season."

Gall, who has also scored four in two as League newcomers Yeovil moved to the top of the Third Division last weekend, had a busy week representing Wales. The former Newcastle academy scholar featured as Wales Under-21 lost 3-0 against Serbia and Montenegro on Tuesday night.

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