Date: 16th March 2016 at 11:24am
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Manager Chris Hughton has said that Brighton fully deserved the three points on offer from Reading last night.

Taking the one nil victory at the Amex courtesy of a goal from on loan Manchester United striker James Wilson, Hughton was delighted to see the side return to winning ways after the two recent draws, and he was even more pleased to register five straight clean sheets and see the club move back into second place in the Championship table.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press interviews, Hughton explained that it was about kicking on from here, as the hard work was still to come.

‘We have been in the automatic places before and we have been out of them before. There are a lot of good teams up there at the top and we are one of those good teams. At this moment, the games are counting down and the games get bigger and more meaningful and with that being the case, you tend to concentrate even more just on the next one. We just hope that we can get enough wins to get us to where we want to be.’

As for the single goal on the day, he went on to say.

‘It was a good finish from James at the end of a really good break. But that is what James can do. He is settled in here and he is enjoying it here. He is getting used to what the Championship is and that was probably a typical championship game today. He worked hard and he was still running strong at the end.’

Of course with five clean sheets on the trot now, Hughton was also pleased with that and credited the hard work the defence and the team were putting in on that score.

‘The clean sheets are down to a really good team ethic. The back four and the goalkeeper have done ever so well and of course with Connor Goldson and Dunky at the moment, they have formed a very young and very good partnership.’

Speaking a little bit more about the performance itself, he admits it was tighter in the second period, but we did what we needed to to see the game out.

‘It was a little bit edgy in the second half, but that was understandable. We were very good in the first half and worthy of our lead. We restricted them to minimal chances. They have got good quality. When that team sheet comes in and you look at the side and see the individuals that they have got, you know it is going to be a tough game – and it was, but I thought we were good today.’

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