Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton urged his players to continue showing the discipline to grind out results over the next four matches, following Saturday’s hard-fought draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Seagulls frustrated their opponents to end a run of four Premier League defeats, and Hughton highlighted the importance of finding the correct balance within matches to get the results needed to secure safety.
He said, “We never set up for a draw, we know what we’d like to do, but we’re a team at the moment that’s lacking that offensive confidence.
“Glenn [Murray] is our biggest goalscorer. Solly [March] does a great job for us but hasn’t been able to get the goals we’d like this season. Jose [Izquierdo] is now back but has been missing for most of the season.
“It’s hard to get that balance — I think if we come here [Molineux] in the form that we’re in offensively and open up, it makes it a lot harder to get a result.
“It was about getting a result in any way that we can, and that’s about having a good structure and working as hard as we did to try and restrict them.”
Albion had few opportunities to break the deadlock at Molineux, and Hughton admitted his players would have needed to show more composure to take maximum points away from the West Midlands.
“We didn’t have many chances and we could have been better at times when we broke, perhaps showing a bit more composure.
“We needed more of a link off the front as well, and if we had that, it might have given us a chance to get something more from the game.
“But Wolves are a very good footballing side with some very good individuals, and teams wouldn’t have had many clean sheets here [at Molineux]. It sets a level that we know we have to be at."