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Hughton - Brighton must stay optimistic

16th April 2018, 16:18 by Jack Ogalbe

Chris Hughton has called on his Brighton players to remain positivity during their tricky run-in.

The Seagulls are winless in four but still sit seven points above the drop zone heading into what promises to be a tricky end to the season, with Burnley, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool still on the agenda.

Before that Tottenham are the visitors to The Amex on Tuesday and there is a case to suggest that they may struggle to win any of their remaining fixtures.

After working so hard to get into the top flight, everyone at Brighton will be desperate to maintain their status for a second season.

Hughton admits his side still have work to do but says there is no point approaching the final weeks of the campaign in a defeatist manner.

"The run-in is challenging but that is something we knew," the 59-year-old said. "What we have to have is a group of players that look forward to that challenge.

"It is always best if it is in your own hands. They are tough games but we have looked at some [recent] results, West Brom yesterday, our result at home to Arsenal, and I don't think you can go into any game with a defeatist attitude.

"We need to make sure we have a team and a group of players that will look forward to playing in every game."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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