Positivity the key for Brighton boss

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton has urged his players to stay positive ahead of a 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.’

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