After having beaten Brentford in the FA Cup only a few days ago, Brighton failed to win against the same opponents in front of their own supporters. This was the first loss for the team since the defeat against Millwall in the middle of December.
For this reason, new manager Chris Hughton is remaining positive and defiant that the club can avoid relegation this campaign. Even after the two consecutive league victories against Fulham and Charlton athletic, the club have a major task to do when they take on Ipswich Town in the next league match.
On his part, Hughton is expected to take time to learn the positives and negatives of this team. Further, he also has the January transfer window as an opportunity to strength as the team should he feel the need to do so.
The manager also accepted that he needs more time working with the squad to improve them in several areas. Defending has been a source of concern, while scoring goals has also been occupying a similar thought in the minds of Brighton supporters. The club has shipped more than one goal per game on average this season, while they have scored less than a goal in return.
“I’m learning more with every week and every game. I knew that we’ve got a good group of players and my responsibility is to get this team as strong as possible.Generally, home form is an indicator for the league position and we must make this a tough place. We need to do something about our form at home,” said Hughton.
Brighton must improve their form sooner rather than later or risk getting thumped by reigning FA Cup holders Arsenal in the fourth round of the competition. A home tie against the gunners appears mouth-watering for the supporters.