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HUGHTON ON DESERVED WIN

15 March 2016

Chris Hughton speaks about the 1-0 win over Reading, moving up to second and five straight clean sheets.


Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton felt his side were worthy winners as they beat Reading 1-0 at the Amex tonight, but says he won't get too carried away after his side moved to second in the table.

A first-half goal from James Wilson proved to be enough for the win, as Albion made it five clean sheets in a row, and the three points lifted them above Middlesbrough and Hull City.

Despite the result, the Seagulls boss says there are more twists and turns to come between now and the end of the season.

Hughton said, "We have been in the automatic places before and we have been out of them before. There are a lot of good teams up there at the top and we are one of those good teams.

"At this moment, the games are counting down and the games get bigger and more meaningful and with that being the case, you tend to concentrate even more just on the next one. We just hope that we can get enough wins to get us to where we want to be.

"It was a good finish from James at the end of a really good break. But that is what James can do. He is settled in here and he is enjoying it here.

"He is getting used to what the Championship is and that was probably a typical championship game today. He worked hard and he was still running strong at the end."

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Hughton also praised his young central defensive pair of Lewis Dunk and Connor Goldson, and his side's work ethic after a fifth successive shut-out.

"The clean sheets are down to a really good team ethic. The back four and the goalkeeper have done ever so well and of course with Connor [Goldson] and Dunky [Lewis Dunk] at the moment, they have formed a very young and very good partnership.

"It was a little bit edgy in the second half, but that was understandable. We were very good in the first half and worthy of our lead. We restricted them to minimal chances.

"They have got good quality. When that team sheet comes in and you look at the side and see the individuals that they have got, you know it is going to be a tough game – and it was, but I thought we were good today."

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