Harley wants top-flight return

Brighton & Hove Albion

Ryan Harley is targeting Barclays Premier League football with Brighton, insisting they are good enough to record back-to-back promotions.

The 26-year-old midfielder dropped down a division, joining the Seagulls from Swansea, but he wants to return to the top tier with Gus Poyet’s side and sees no reason why that cannot happen this season.

He told the Daily Mail: “Of course we want to get to the Premier League, whether it’s this year or the year after.

“We’re a big club now, obviously Brighton are very ambitious. The manager hasn’t said officially that he wants to get to the Premier League, nor have any of the players, but of course that’s where we want to get eventually.

“You can’t ignore where we are in the league and there’s no reason why we can’t be in and around it at the end of the season. We’re good enough, so we’ll see.”