Seagulls flying high ahead of Cherries test

Brighton & Hove Albion

Chris Hughton says Brighton are in for a tough game against Bournemouth, but confidence is high after the win against West Brom.

The Seasgulls picked up their first Premier League win of the season against West Brom at the weekend, and Hughton is hoping they can back it up with another three points at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth have started poorly and are currently sitting in the bottom three with no point from four games, but Hughton is taking nothing for granted and is ready for a stern test against Eddie Howe’s side.

However he hopes the confidence gained from the weekend will help see his side through when they make the short trip along the south coast.

“I’d like to think that it will have an effect, because that’s what our game is all about, trying to go on good runs an build confidence from a good performance or good result,” Hughton revealed.

“What we had against West Brom on Saturday was both, certainly a good result that we wanted and needed, but also a very good performance.

“I’m hoping that we can take that into Friday’s game. It will be very tough, it’s a tough place to go on a Friday night under the floodlights, but I just hope we can take some of that confidence from Saturday’s game.”