Brighton & Hove Albion winger Solly March called for his team-mates to rediscover the solid foundations that paved the way for a successful run of results in 2018, as the Seagulls continue their battle against Premier League relegation.
Albion’s defeat to Cardiff City on Tuesday evening meant the gap to the bottom three was reduced to just two points, but March, who returned for the visit of the Bluebirds, is desperate to turn the team’s negative form around.
He said, “We need to go back to basics and what we did last year, we were solid and kept clean sheets and nicked one-nils. If we do that, we’ll be okay.
“We’ve got to create more chances at the end of the day, and if we’re not doing that then we’ve got to keep a clean sheet.
“We have a game in hand and are two points clear of Cardiff, but we need to find something soon. It’s on your mind a lot, but we need to train hard and hopefully the points will come soon.
“The gap is getting smaller and it builds pressure, so we need to focus on the big games coming up and work hard to bounce back.”
Goals either side of half-time extended Albion’s search for a Premier League point to four matches, and March felt the Bluebirds were clinical on a night where his team-mates had little success in front of goal.
“We limited them to two shots on target and they’ve scored two goals. Other than that, they maybe got through a few times, but we were pushing harder than usual.
“Things aren’t going our way, they didn’t have a sniff before their goal, but they got a break and it’s a wonderful finish. The second goal killed the game off.
“I’m disappointed, it was a massive game that’s not gone our way, but we need to find a way to bounce back as soon as possible.”