Date: 12th February 2017 at 11:14pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has reflected positively to the victory over Burton Albion at the weekend.

Hosting Nigel Clough’s side at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, Brighton took a morale boosting four one victory following the double loss and a draw seeing us winless since Cardiff City, and goals came on the day from a Tomer Hemed brace, Sam Baldock and Glenn Murray.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Hughton was pleased to see us get back to winning ways and with a performance like that.

‘I`m delighted with the result as it was an opportunity for us to bounce back after a loss and draw in our last two league games. For the confidence of the group, it was great to get back to winning ways. We scored early, and at that stage, we thought we may have been able to capitalise a little bit more. We certainly threatened more than a very resilient Burton side. I think the timing of both goals was important. The first goal, which was early in the game, and then the second one was early in the second half, so that helped us. I was disappointed with the goal that we conceded, because a threat that they might have had would have been from set plays. But it was good to on from there and it looked like we could have got more.’

With three of four strikers getting on the scoresheet in the game, Hughton was pleased with the competition up front and also with goals being spread once again.

‘That`s always good for the morale in amongst the group of strikers that we have. We`ll certainly need that going into the future games that we have. All decisions I have to make are big decisions. Tomer is in form at the moment and has been scoring goals. Glenn coming on and scoring, what that does show is that you don`t have to start a game to get on the scoresheet. Sometimes as the game opens up, you can get more opportunities. Tomer, perhaps, would have thought that in the game away at Brentford, where he scored a goal once the game had opened up. As a striker, you want to start every game, of course you do, but if you`re coming on at a time when the game has opened up, sometimes you can capitalise more and Glenn did that today.’

As for Baldock specifically, returning to the line up following injury and returning to the scoresheet, Hughton went on to say.

‘We`ve certainly missed him in the period of time that he`s been out, but I would say that about any of the strikers that we`ve got. What he does give us is something different to what we already have, and if you look at what we have in Glenn and Tomer, Sam`s obviously different. He`s somebody that`s going to run in behind with a little bit more pace. He`s a bigger runner and perhaps with the introduction of Chuba Akpom, we`ve now got a little bit more of that.’

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