The Seagulls head to the London Stadium on Saturday to take on West Ham United, with the sides separated by two points and two places in the Premier League.
Dunk said, “We know it’s a big game, there’s pressure and that we’re in a battle to stay in the league.
“We understand the situation and it’s about how we deal with it. With Watford coming up the week after, we have two big matches against teams around us but I’m sure we have the characters in the side to perform once we get out onto the field.
“We’ve had a good week to prepare for Saturday’s match and we feel ready. The message to the fans is that we’re ready for the fight to stay in this league, and hopefully we can make it as comfortable as we can as soon as possible.
“If we pick up some points then the conversation changes and we’re not under pressure. There isn’t a lot between where we are now and the middle of the table, a few good results can take you up the league quickly. We know the fans will be behind us through this period and we’ll do our best to pick up some points.”
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The defender has also been reflecting on his journey with the club he made his debut for back in 2009 and emphasised how settled he is at Albion.
“Both myself and the club have come so far during my time here. We’ve got a new stadium and a new training ground and it’s all unbelievable.
“I’m very happy here. I have my family and friends around me and I’m enjoying my football – I’ve grown up and come a long way with this football club and seen and experienced it all. It’s been enjoyable and hopefully there’s more to come yet.”
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