Hughton expects a reaction after Brighton stars watched a re-run of Bournemouth hammering

Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton expects a reaction from his players against Cardiff tomorrow after they sat through a video of their 5-0 weekend defeat to Bournemouth.

The Seagulls suffered their heaviest Amex defeat when they lost to a Cherries side who ran in four second half goals.


Albion have a chance to quickly bounce back with Cardiff the visitors tomorrow in a huge relegation clash. The Bluebirds are five points behind the Seagulls heading into the final four weeks of the season.


Brighton's players watched a re-run of the Bournemouth defeat yesterday and asked how they have reacted since the defeat, Hughton said: "The players have reacted well. We had the normal meeting yesterday and went through the game and the goals we conceded.


"If I looked at this season it was probably our worst defeat and our worst performance but this is football. There isn't one player in the changing room who wouldn't have gone through a bad defeat, a bad performance and so.


"It's always about how you respond to that. You respond to that because you're professional and you don't have a choice.


"This is the game, the ups and downs, and I expect very much a reaction from our players."

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