Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Chris Hughton sets sights on winning Championship title

Chris Hughton sets sights on winning Championship title

Having flirted with oblivion during their exile, however, there are no plans to change methods which have worked well since multi-millionaire Bloom took control in 2009. Goalkeeper David Stockdale, defender Liam Rosenior and midfielder Steve Sidwell are the only former Premier League regulars in the ranks, while top-scorer Glenn Murray struggled to be prolific as a bit-part player for Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. Even the biggest clubs in the world have bad seasons. "Fortunately for us, somebody scored in the last five minutes that went our way".

"We're not going to rest on our laurels - I know the gaffer won't - we will literally be looking at next week now and trying to win the Championship".

'We'll do things on a gradual basis as we have done. "We've put ourselves in a good position to attempt to do it".

Sone Aluko and Neeskens Kebano settled matters as the numerical disadvantage came to bear in the second period.

"It is possible to do both like Bournemouth a year ago and probably Burnley will this season".

"It was on in the background", the Brighton boss said.

Chris Hughton's men will now look to finish the season strongly and win the Championship outright, a feat which can be achieved with just one more win. After getting so close last season, the day after the Sheffield Wednesday defeat [in the play-off] wasn't easy. We set our stall out that's what we wanted to do'.

Chris Hughton's side will become the 48th team to play in the Premier League, and will play in the top-tier of English football for the first time since a four-year spell in Division 1 that ended in 1983.

Newly promoted Brighton are in good hands underone of the fe black managers in Englush football. Should he get more credit?

'He has done a magnificent job.

On next season, the centre-back added: "It's too soon, we are just enjoying where we are now, enjoy the rest of the season, enjoy the summer and come back pre-season and get our heads down".

"It would be incredible for us (winning the title), we're one win away and we'll try everything to do it on Friday, and if not Friday, we'll try and do it against Bristol City at home", he said "Some players never get memories like this in their career, so it's awesome for us".

Brighton's revival offers inspiration for proud clubs on the slide, such as Leyton Orient and Coventry, suffering under unscrupulous ownership. Whether it's Arsenal performing well below expectations, Sunderland spending year after year barely escaping relegation (and likely not pulling it off this season), key players getting injured, key players demanding transfers...

"What would the future have held if we were in the Conference without a ground?"

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