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Brighton positive ahead of WBA test - Stephens

21st January 2019, 18:07 by James Mason

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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

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.

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