“We Are In To Win Every Game” – Hughton

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Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton says they aren’t feeling any pressure to gain their first win in the Premier League.

The Seagulls secured their first point at Watford two weeks ago, but are yet to score a goal in the top flight.

Whilst their run of three games this month look more likely of producing a win on paper than their opening three, Hughton says they aren’t prioritising getting a result in one game over another.

“We’re not thinking that way. Every game we play, irrespective of which it is, is an opportunity to win a game.

“The first opportunity we have is Saturday, and the next one we have after that is the following Friday.

“We are very much focused on the next one, and looking to get a win in that”

Albion’s transfer deadline day last week saw them bring in two new players, however the club missed out on bringing in a new striker to their ranks.

Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna pulled out of a deal to sell forward Florin Andone to Albion, with Tottenham’s Vincent Janssen rejecting a proposed move to the south-coast to fight for his place in their squad.

Hughton isn’t fazed by missing out on adding to his options up front, and is happy with the club’s recruitment over the summer.

“Once the window’s closed you don’t speak about disappointments because you have to be happy with the squad you have. We have brought in seven players in this window.

“I think it’s common knowledge we were trying to bring in a different type of striker. We weren’t able to do that, so what you have to do very quickly is move on from there.

“It’s always a good thing when the window closes because you can concentrate on the squad you’ve got.”

The Seagulls return to action tomorrow afternoon after the international break at home to a West Brom side who’ve started the season strongly.

The Baggies sit fifth in the table, having picked up seven points from a possible nine in their opening three games.

Hughton spoke about the qualities that will make Tony Pulis’ side another tough proposition for Albion at the Amex.

“They are a very good side. They have recruited very well on top of what was already a very good Premier League squad.

“As a team, I think their expectations are probably a bit different to what they were a few years ago because of the stability they’ve had in this division.

“We know what the team is about. They are very tough to break down, have very good quality, can score a goal and we know what they can do from set plays.”

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