Date: 18th February 2016 at 3:36pm
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On loan Stoke City midfielder Steve Sidwell has said he’s hoping he’s given manager Chris Hughton a selection headache following his recent showings and he also said that automatic promotion has to be the aim for the club this year given where we find ourselves in the Championship table.

Speaking to the Argus after an impressive performance against Hull City in the scoreless draw in midweek, Sidwell explained that he was hoping to get the nod for both Cardiff this weekend and the Tuesday clash against Bristol City.

‘I came here to play minutes and I`ve had to sit on the bench in the first couple of games. The lads have done fantastic and you`ve just got to hold your hands up to them and wait your turn. The manager now has got a big squad at his disposal and he can tinker formations and put different players in. It gives him another headache for the games coming up.’

As for the game itself, he went on to say.

‘We had a gameplan to come and win the game first and foremost and, second of all, not to lose it. We have come away with a point and that could be a vital point come the end of the season. It`s a good point against a side who will definitely be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.’

In a second interview, Sidwell went on to say that having taken the point against the table toppers, it shows that Brighton should go all out for automatic promotion to the Premier League this year and avoid the lottery that can be the Play Off run.

‘Of course it is, the table doens`t lie. Hull will be up there or thereabouts. You`ve seen Middlesbrough doing well, Burnley doing well. But I`ve done this league before and anybody can beat anybody. If you look too far you are done for. People will look at what we did at Hull. They will have thought before the game they could see this being a 0-0. Two teams up near the top not wanting to lose, wanting to be there or thereabouts. But there were spells when we created chances.’

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