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HUGHTON PLEASED WITH REACTION

7 March 2017

Albion's manager felt his side played much better tonight.


“Once we got that first goal, I fancied us to get more.”

“The scoreline could’ve been greater for us, but we were up against a very resilient Rotherham side that are fighting for their lives and gave us a few frights early in the game. But once we weathered that, we were comfortable winners in the end.

“We needed David Stockdale to make a couple of good saves in that first-half period, but I always thought that if we could weather that initial period, the game would open up and hopefully our quality would show.

He said: “You want a response and irrespective of where they [Rotherham] are in the division, Villa took a while to break them down on Saturday, similar to us.  I’m glad we got the response and were well worthy of the win.

Albion eventually got their rewards for a dominant display thanks to goals from Anthony Knockaert and Solly March, and Hughton felt his side's patience paid off in the end.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton was delighted to get a reaction from his players, as a much-improved performance secured a convincing victory 2-0 over Rotherham United tonight.

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Third-place Huddersfield Town kept the pressure on Albion with a victory over Aston Villa tonight, and Hughton insists his side cannot expect any favours going into the final ten games of the season.

“You don’t see the top teams losing so many games, so it has to be about us concentrating on every one and making sure that we’re not having to rely on others.

“The attitude has to be that the teams around you are going to win. There will be a few defeats because they all play each other and it’s a competitive league.

“We will certainly have to win a good percentage of our games to stay where we are.”

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V DERBY COUNTY

FRIDAY 10TH MARCH, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


ALBION V BLACKBURN ROVERS

SATURDAY 1ST APRIL, KICK-OFF 3PM



ALBION V BIRMINGHAM CITY

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


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