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Albion must tighten up - Hughton

18th April 2019, 11:09 by Bobbie Jackson

Chris Hughton admits Brighton need to tighten up at the back if they are to retain their top-flight status.

The south-coast outfit have been dragged into a relegation battle over recent weeks due to their frailties at the back.

They have lost four successive Premier League games, conceding 11 times in the process, and now sit just two points clear of Cardiff in 18th although they have a game in hand.

Hughton accepts his side have never been the biggest scorers and insists they must tighten up to ensure they can compete.

"We haven't been a big goalscoring team. For what we have, we're not going to be that," Hughton said. "What we have been able to do is stay in games, make games close and tight affairs.

"In those games (defeats at home to Bournemouth and Cardiff), we've conceded far too many goals, and that's not down to individuals. It's down to the team.

"If we're not going to score the goals, we need to be more resilient. Over the last few days we haven't been like that."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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