Date: 17th February 2016 at 12:51pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has described last night’s draw against Championship table toppers Hull City as a good point for Brighton.

Making the trip to the KC Stadium for the game against Steve Bruce’s side, Albion battled to a scoreless draw and took a point and a clean sheet off the current leaders, and Hughton was pretty happy with what he saw from the side.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press interviews, the gaffer explained that for him it was a good gutsy performance, and it keeps us with a good foundation for the games ahead.

‘It was a well-deserved draw and a very good performance. To come here with the form that they are in, any type of result here is a good one and we deserved it. At any stage of the game, you know that Hull have got really good quality and can hurt you. We had to have periods of the game where we stayed disciplined and kept possession, and we did that.’

With Hughton picking a three man midfield on the evening with Bobby Zamora missing out in the 433, Hughton went on to say.

‘That’s testament to Hull; this is arguably as tough a game in this division that there is. We had a lot of respect for them and they’re in good form at the moment and I just felt that I needed to change things a bit. Bobby had played at the weekend and we were probably not in a position to start him again, so it gave me the opportunity to shore things up a bit, and I thought they executed the game plan very, very well.’

With Cardiff City and Bristol City next up in the seven days that follow, the gaffer knows it’s going to be a tough schedule but with the point behind us and the confidence from another clean sheet, we go into the matches in good spirits.

‘They’re two very hard away games and before today it was three. What we can`t afford to do is to go into the Cardiff or Bristol City game and think it`s going to be more comfortable or easier than this one, because this division does not work that way. If you look at the results that Cardiff and Bristol have picked up, it won’t be easy, but this result gives us a nice platform to go into Saturday’s game.’

Hughton also said he hoped to have on loan Manchester United man James Wilson back for the game with him missing out with a slight groin strain last night.

‘It is very minimal. He felt his groin at the beginning of last week and then missed two days’ training Thursday and Friday. He felt it just before the game on Saturday and we could have possibly taken a chance, but it wasn’t worth it. He started training again on Monday and he started to feel it again. We`re very hopeful he`ll be available for Saturday. Tonight we took a precaution and did not want to take a chance.’

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