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HUGHTON WELCOMES HOME RETURN

23 January 2016


Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton is pleased to be heading back to the Amex to face Huddersfield Town this afternoon and highlighted the importance of ending the winless run at Blackburn last week.
 
Albion host the Terriers in their first home game since facing Wolves on New Year’s Day and Hughton is glad to be playing in front of the Amex faithful once again.
 
He said, "Overall we've been good away from home this season, which has been a real bonus for us, but of course if you have the opportunity to play home or away, you always choose to play at home.
 
“Also, our supporters have been exceptional and we’ve had really good support all season.
 
“They have had three tough away days in the last three games, so I'm delighted that they have the comforts of being at home and they'll be as good as they always are."

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The Seagulls could move up to third in the Sky Bet Championship if results go their way, and Hughton has urged his players to build on the momentum of last weekend's result.
 
"The most important thing is that we are at home on the back of a win and we have to remind ourselves every now and again of what it takes to win a game in this division.
 
“Generally our level of performance has been good at home; if you take out the Middlesbrough game where they showed why they are top of this division at the moment, then you would say our performances in our last two home games have still been reasonably good.
 
“It's all about the fine margins of how to win a football match and we managed that on Saturday and we desperately want to manage that again this Saturday.”
 
Today’s game will be Albion’s last action for almost two weeks and Hughton insists the rare gap in games will be a good chance to assess where the team can improve going forward.
 
“We've had a few injuries and perhaps it's a good opportunity to bring everybody together.
 
"It gives you an opportunity to work with some of the injuries we've got and to go through the season as staff to see where we could have done better.
 
"Whenever you get that type of break, it's a really good opportunity to focus on areas that maybe it is tough to do during a hectic period of games.”

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY, KICK-OFF 3PM


ALBION V BRENTFORD

FRIDAY 5TH FEBRUARY, KICK-OFF 7.45PM



ALBION V BOLTON WANDERERS

SATURDAY 13TH FEBRUARY, KICK-OFF 3PM


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