Chris Hughton hails Brighton fans' support and says it makes a difference

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has hailed the Seagulls' fans support this season, with several sell-outs at the Amex so far.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 1:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:53 pm
Brighton fans at the Amex. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton average 30,509 at home in the Premier League this season and today's FA Cup fourth round tie with West Brom will be close to a full house.

More than 26,000 tickets had been sold last week and Hughton says the support helps Albion perform strongly at home.

He said: "The attendance will be approaching a full house and that's testament to what the players have done and the performances they have put in.

"To attract the crowds we have, the team must be doing something right. It's not easy these days and money is harder so people have to work hard to be able to afford to come to football matches.

"What the club do really well is create a very good environment at the club, as regards the prices the club do the very best they can to get as many people into the stadium.

"It does make a difference, particularly in a league that is very difficult to get results at home and away from home.

"We have managed to have a very good home record and part of that is down to the support we have and the support they give the team."