Thursday 21 February 2019

Chris: We can't let up

Wary: Chris Hughton
Wary: Chris Hughton

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has warned his side cannot "rest easy" as they look to edge closer to Premier League survival.

The Seagulls head to Burnley tomorrow seven points clear of the bottom three following the morale-boosting home draw against high-flying Tottenham last time out.

It has largely been a positive first top-flight campaign since 1983 for Brighton.

However, with their final three league games being against Manchester United, champions City and Liverpool, Hughton insists there can be no room for complacency.

"It certainly feels good to have the points in the bag and we would certainly rather be in the position we have than having to chase those points, but we know we have work to do still," the Brighton boss said.

"Everybody is aware of the challenge we have with the magnitude of the games we have (left this season).

"But we will go into every game trying to get points and believing we can get points and until we are in a position where we are over the line, then of course you can't rest easy.

"Our mentality is that we will still need points."

Hughton warned no-one in and around the squad can afford to switch off, thinking the job is already done.

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