Brighton positive ahead of WBA test - Stephens
Dale Stephens says Brighton are confident of getting past West Brom in Saturday's FA Cup clash.
The Seagulls suffered a second straight Premier League defeat at the weekend as they went down 2-1 to Manchester United, who have won all seven matches under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, at Old Trafford.
Brighton did have chances to have come away with at least a share of the spoils, having created some good opportunities, but their defending for the two goals conceded left a lot to be desired.
Next up for Chris Hughton's men is a FA Cup fourth-round tie against West Brom at the AMEX Stadium and despite going into the contest on the back of a defeat, Stephens believes there were enough positives to take from the United loss to spur his side onto a win.
"We're disappointed with the way we conceded the goals but we take a lot of confidence from our second-half performance," he said. "We played particularly well in the second half, it's not all doom and gloom even though we've come away with no points.
"We take a bit of confidence going into the cup game next week."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.