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Ryan urges Brighton form to improve

27th February 2019, 15:58 by Daniel McCarthy

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan says his team must try and get back to their best after Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Leicester City.

Chris Hughton's team have only won one of their previous 12 games and after being safely nestled in mid-table, they are now just three points clear of Southampton in 18th.

A huge game awaits them on Saturday as they welcome Huddersfield to the Amex Stadium looking to pull further away from trouble.

Australian stopper Ryan, who has only kept one clean sheet in his last 13 games, admits the club need to rediscover their "resilience" ahead of the run-in, as to avoid being dragged further into trouble.

He said: "Both ends of the pitch is what cost us. When I arrived, the club had based its success on its defensive structure and being solid and difficult to break down.

"I feel we've lost that a little bit. Teams have been creating opportunities with too much ease and we've lost our identity in that aspect a little bit.

"It's a frustrating thing and at the other end of the pitch when we're not taking our chances it's difficult.

"We've proven all year we can score goals and if you keep a clean sheet, the worst case scenario is you're going to draw the game.

"I'm not singling anyone out, I'm talking collectively. As a team we haven't been good enough at either end of the field and that's what is hurting us at the minute."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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