Date: 13th September 2016 at 3:00am
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It’s very much a case of on to the next one for manager Chris Hughton following the defeat to Brentford at the weekend.

Hosting Dean Smith’s side at the Amex Stadium for the game on Saturday, Brighton relinquished their unbeaten home record this year as Scott Hogan struck twice to return all three points for the visitors.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Hughton was obviously disappointed with the loss and our performance, but he knew it was about moving on and getting it right at the next time of asking, as ultimately Brentford deserved their win.

‘We just weren’t good enough today. It was the type of game that when you’re not at your best, you need something to spark it. They looked sharper and brighter. We needed that little something in the game that was going to turn it around, but it didn’t happen for us. We had some good periods and phases of play where we got into the final third, but we needed to put one of those chances away. The first goal was really disappointing and a poor goal to concede defensively; the second one was an individual goal, where he showed a bit of individual quality to score. The game went, we needed a goal to get us going. They were a good side today; I have no complaints about the result and we were beaten by the better side. The periods of time that we did have possession, we needed to make more of it. They were a little more clinical in the final third and created good goalscoring opportunities.’

Having conceded they were the better team on the day obviously the focus is on ensuring that doesn’t happen again, and the gaffer also admitted that he couldn’t have many complaints with the lack of a penalty award after Elvis Manu went to ground – although he did think the decision to book Manu for simulation was wrong.

‘There were some referees who would have given it. I have seen it again and I am not sure if it was a penalty, but it is absolutely not a booking. The lad has obstructed him, once he’s played the ball, but I am not sure it is a penalty.’

With Huddersfield Town next up at the Amex later tonight, he added.

‘I’ve got decisions to make for Tuesday. We’re fresh off the back of a poor result and I’ll have some thinking to do over the weekend, but we certainly have to do better than what we did today. We need to make more of the possession that we have and get back to winning ways as soon as possible. We were up against a good side today, but Huddersfield are in an even better run of form than Brentford, so it is going to be tough.’

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