Winger says Brighton have to go back to basics in battle to beat the drop

Winger Solly March says Brighton & Hove Albion have to go back to basics in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 1:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 11:07 am
Solly March in action against Cardiff. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls went down 2-0 defeat at home to Cardiff last night as they suffered a fifth successive loss without scoring.

Cardiff moved to within two points of fourth-from-bottom Albion and March wants Brighton to get back to being hard to score past again.

He said: "We've got to go back to basics and to what we did last year. We were solid and we kept clean sheets and nicked 1-0's. That's the key. If we do that we'll be okay.

"We've got a game in hand and we're two points clear. But we've got to find something from somewhere soon otherwise it's not looking good."

Reflecting on the defeat to Cardiff, March said: "We started all right and had a few half-chances. On another day if we go 1-0 up it's a different story.

"At 1-0 down we were still in the game but when the header goes in it's a different game and we couldn't get back into it.

"The goals we conceded were sloppy. They haven't had many chances but the chances they have had they've scored.

"We limited their chances and they've probably had two shots on goal and scored two goals. At the end they maybe got through a few times when we were pushing harder than usual but we've got to create more chances.

"If we're not doing that we've got to keep a clean sheet which we haven't, so it's disappointing."