Run of defeats hurt, now we've got to build on Wolves draw - Dunk

Defender Lewis Dunk admitted Brighton & Hove Albion's run of defeats hurt the squad but is now looking to build on Saturday's draw with Wolves.

Sunday, 21st April 2019, 10:22 am
Updated Sunday, 21st April 2019, 10:27 am
Lewis Dunk. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls had suffered five successive losses until they drew 0-0 at Molineux. That came after a 5-0 hammering at home to Bournemouth and 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Cardiff and Dunk said: "If it doesn’t hurt you then you’re in the wrong sport and you wouldn’t be playing football if it didn’t hurt you.

"Sometimes you lose and you don’t deserve to lose and sometimes you lose and the teams are too good for you but when we lost the way we did (against Cardiff) it’s not acceptable and we’ve had that and we’ve had to deal with it.

"But we’ve got to move on now and forget about that and now we’re coming off the back of a good point away from home and we’ve got to build on this now and make sure we take this into the next game."

Saturday's clean sheet was just Albion's second away from home in the Premier League this season and Dunk said: "It’s been disappointing conceding most games and you’ve seen how hard we’ve worked out there especially in the heat.

"It was a hot day for the boys and we’ve probably worked the hardest we have all season and that’s what we need to give until the end of the season now and as long as long as we’re fighting for each other and being a team then we should be all right."

On what Dunk feels Albion will need to stay up, the defender said: "We just keep going game by game and try and work as hard as we can and get as many points as we can on the board until we get that safety and hopefully we do."