Date: 3rd March 2016 at 6:16pm
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Not that Chris Hughton is getting carried away at all, far from it.

Brighton’s successive wins (by four-nil scorelines) over Bristol City and Leeds leave Hughton set to name the same side against Preston at the weekend as we look to maintain our promotion push.

There’s some inexperience within in the squad, on the flipside though we’ve also got plenty of seasoned (international) professionals and the odd ‘veteran’ too haven’t we with the boss telling the Argus he feels the blend is right to see us through and we’ll not bottle it and fall away from the promotion battle.

‘Connor Goldson has come in and done well, so we have got two relatively young centre-halves, but we’ve got an experienced goalkeeper, both full-backs. The two players in midfield have got experience. Knockaert has done it before, Tomer is 28, an experienced player. There’s a good mix in the team. We’ve got a good mix of younger players but a fair bit of experience in the squad. That experience means they are used to being in pressurised positions, in positions where they are perhaps going for something, and a lot of them are used to playing in big games, so I think that helps.’

Despite those successive wins Hughton was quick to remind us we did, lest we forget, get spanked four-one by Cardiff before that didn’t we!

Confidence remains high we’ll (at least) finish in the top six, where we’ve been all season, but he added we’re not going to get ‘carried away’ off the back of those two great results but it’ll help take us forward.

With quality sides above us we’ve got to match them, well better them, with Hughton equally as aware they could go on fine runs too.

‘We always have to be a little bit guarded but if you can’t get confidence from these last two performances you never will. Scoring four goals, which is unlike us, shows the confidence at the moment. We’ve been in the top six all season and for most of that the top three or four. There is no doubt there is a confidence in the squad but the teams around us are such good teams. There are also teams above us and around us capable of going on a very good run. We’ve got to make sure we match that.’

Having already proven, when we got in the position, we can hold it it’ll be very interesting to see if we could maintain a top two place if we can get back into it, which will need others to drop points and us to capitalise.

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