Brighton ace hopes to avoid relegation battle again next season

Lewis Dunk. Picture by Getty Images
Lewis Dunk. Picture by Getty Images

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk hopes the Seagulls can avoid a Premier League relegation battle again next season.

Albion finished 15th in their first campaign back in the top flight of English football last season and have again avoided relegation this year.

They somewhat stuttered over the line to safety though, with just two league wins in 2019 after a strong first half of the season.

Brighton were 12 points clear of the bottom three in early December, before only securing their survival at the weekend.

Dunk wants Brighton to be more consistent next year and said: “The first half of this season we were excellent and we had 25 points going into the new year.

“If you repeat that for the second half of the season you’re on 50 points and comfortably in the top half of the league.

“We’ve got to focus on that first half of the year and try to get two of those halves together.

"It shows it’s not that easy in this league but we’ve got to make sure we have some time off after the next game and come back ready to work hard and get ready for next season.

“Hopefully we won’t be in a relegation battle.”

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