Brighton duo set a target of five more clean sheets

Brighton & Hove Albion's defence have set themselves the target of bettering last season's Premier League total of ten clean sheets.

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 1:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 3:45 pm
Albion celebrate the win over West Ham earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls achieved ten shut-outs in the top flight last year and have six so far this season.

With ten games to go, Brighton are setting their sights on five more and defender Lewis Dunk feels if they achieve that target they will stay in the Premier League.

He said: "We go out there to keep a clean sheet every game.

"We want to get as many as we can. If we get five more, then that's five points guaranteed and I'm sure we'll score a few more goals for the rest of the season.

"We'll just make sure we keep working hard and keep fighting right to the end."

Goalkeeper Mathew Ryan added the team have had to work harder for their clean sheets this season but added bettering last season's total of ten is what the team are striving to do.

He said: "It’s a team ambition as well as an individual one.

“We have goals we set out at the start of the season across numerous aspects of the team and what we can achieve.

“Eleven was the goal this season having got ten last season.

“Butts (David Button) has got one as well so we’re on six.

“This year we have been having to work harder for them and they have come along a bit slower than last season.

“We had that run of three in a row earlier in the season and then nothing after that but then Watford and again today (Huddersfield) was nice.

"Hopefully we can get to that mark and if we do, then it is going to be coupled with the result of us being safe for next season also.”