Date: 19th August 2015 at 7:19pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has said he felt last night’s one all draw with Huddersfield Town was a fair score line given how the game played out.

Audio – Huddersfield Draw Reactions

Speaking to the Official Site following the one all draw Hughton explained that he was pretty pleased with the showing and he knew it was an evenly fought game, but he wanted to see us be better in possession of the ball in the future.

‘We didn`t keep the ball as well as we have done in the other three games we have played so far, and that didn`t help us. When the spaces opened up for us we needed to have a little bit more control. What you cannot do is control a game for 90 minutes particularly away from home, but we did need to have more control than we did. We worked hard to get the ball back and then we just needed periods where we kept it better. There were too many occasions where that first pass went astray, which gave them the opportunity to counter attack, but over the 90 minutes it was a fair result.’

With a 16 second goal from Beram Kayal on the day, Hughton was obviously delighted to see us start the game so brightly on the evening.

‘We couldn`t have got off to a better start. We spoke about starting games at a higher tempo and sometimes they go for you and sometimes they don`t, but it was one of those strikes that as soon as he had struck it we knew it was in. To get a lead as early as that away from home is sometimes too early, but it was a super strike.’

As for the season overall so far being a few games in he went on to say that given how last year played out he’d have certainly taken a return of seven points from a potential nine before a ball had been kicked so he couldn’t argue at that, especially as there is still improvements to be made to the group.

New signing Jamie Murphy also came in for praise having made his debut in the game.

‘He did exactly what we wanted from him; get into wide areas, be a threat and keep possession and he did all of that. It was a tough shift for the wide players and at this moment Kazenga is making great contributions in games, but Solly was looking slightly tired, so I thought Jamie would give us that little bit of extra legs.’

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