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5 February 2017

Albion's loanee striker looks ahead to this afternoon's game.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Chuba Akpom remained optimistic following Thursday's defeat to Huddersfield Town, and is eager to use the loss as motivation to bounce back with a positive result against Brentford today.

The 21-year-old believes Albion will learn the lessons from the defeat at the John Smith's Stadium, and is looking forward to an open, free-flowing game at Griffin Park.

He said: “You’ve always got to take the positives, it can wake us up and make us play even better towards the end of the season.

“They try to play football, but so do we. I’m confident in our team, we try to play good football and have a lot of experienced players that have played at a high level.

“The Championship is a long, hard season and it’s tough to win every game, so every one is a learning curve and we took a lot of positives from that game.

“That was the type of game where we needed to dig in, it was a loss but you’ve got to keep your chin up and keep pushing as a team.”

“I’m looking forward to Sunday; we’ve got to take all of our experience there and hopefully we can get the three points.”

Akpom has settled in well to life at the club and is determined to get his name on the scoresheet on a regular basis.

“It's great to more game time, and then hopefully the goals will come. I’m going to keep pushing, keep practising and I’m just buzzing to try and get some goals.

“Being a striker, it’s what you want to do. But I just have to take each game as it comes, and the main thing is to play for the team first of all.

“If you then score, you’re helping the team as well. Hopefully I can get on the pitch, get as many minutes as I can and score as many goals as I can.”

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