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Hughton warns newly-promoted Brighton side to get used to losing

Date Posted,April 20, 2017

Chris Hughton has warned Brighton’s Premier League promotion heroes to ‘get used to losing’.

Brighton boss Hughton returns to old club Norwich tonight for the first time since being sacked three years ago knowing a win will seal the Championship title for the Seagulls.

The south coast side have racked up 92 points during their rise to the top-flight but Hughton knows it will be a lot more difficult next season.

Hughton said: “The difference is that you are a team that has got to get used to losing more games than winning.

“That’s a completely different mind-set to the seasons before. That’s absolutely not being negative, that’s just fact.

Hughton’s men secured promotion on Monday (Photo: Rex Features)

“You only need to speak even to teams like Bournemouth and Burnley that have gone into the Premier League, stayed and done well.

“The way you manage has to change slightly. You have to adapt. It is about picking players up, accepting you cannot win the majority of the games like you have done the season before.

“It’s just a different way of managing. There aren’t as many midweek games, so certainly your preparation times can more often be greater.

“With all due respect to the Championship, the profile of the games are bigger, so there are lots of things to get used to. But they are all positive things.”

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