Date: 16th March 2016 at 11:30am
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With the one nil victory lifting Brighton back into second place in the Championship table last night, defender Liam Rosenior has said nobody will be getting carried away as this needs to be the first win of a number in the 2015-16 run in.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press conference following the one nil win over Reading at the Amex last night, the experienced defender said at the moment going second in the table really means nothing as it only counts once we have confirmed automatic promotion for the year.

‘It means nothing, it doesn’t mean anything until 46 games are played. We’re in a really good position but so are Burnley, Hull and Middlesbrough. All we’ve got to do is concentrate on every game. It sounds like a boring cliche when players and managers say that, but the only reason we keep repeating it is because it`s true. If you look too far ahead, you become unstuck; we now have a really big game at MK Dons and hopefully we can get the three points there.’

Rosenior went on to say that he’s been in the game long enough to know there’s no point getting excited until May because too many things can happen if distractions get into the heads of players.

‘I won’t get excited until the 7th of May, if we’ve done it. I’ve been in this situation before and you need calm heads and you need people who can deal with pressure. The longer it goes on, the more pressure that teams are going to be under and it’s the ones that cope with the expectation who are the ones that normally get promoted.’

Having referenced experience, he went on to praise the likes of Booby Zamora and Steve Sidwell in the squad, because he knows their experience will be key in the final games – along with his own experience of course.

‘I think that’s why I was brought to the club, we’ve got a lot of experienced players here. Bobby Zamora and Steve Sidwell have been there and done it. When you`re in that situation, you can pass on little tips and keep the lads` feet on the floor because we haven’t achieved anything yet. We’ve had a really good season up to this point but we don’t want to throw it all away now. The only way we can do that is by keeping our feet on the floor and going game by game.’

With MK Dons up next weekend, it’s also set to be the largest contingent of travelling fans for Brighton this season, and Rosenior is relishing the experience.

‘It’s going be fantastic; they’ve said there’s 7,000 going and it just shows not just the excitement among the players and the staff here but the whole club, the fans, the community. It’s a really community orientated football club, and it seems like everyone’s getting behind us now. I don’t thinks fans realise how important their support is and if we can keep playing well, then we’ve made them happy at the end of the season.’

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