Hughton relishing Amex home comforts

Albion striker Sam Baldock. Photograph: Angela Brinkhurst
Albion striker Sam Baldock. Photograph: Angela Brinkhurst

Albion boss Chris Hughton admits he is looking forward to returning to home comforts on Saturday after three successive away games.

Following defeats at Hull, in the FA Cup, and then away to Rotherham, Albion ended a eight-game winless run with victory at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Now, with three successive home games coming up, starting with Huddersfield at the Amex tomorrow, Hughton is hoping his side can build on Saturday’s success.

He said: “We’ve been good away from home this season, which has been a real bonus for us but if you have the opportunity to play home or away, you always choose to play at home.

“Our supporters have had three tough away days in the last three games, so I’m delighted for them to have the comforts of being at home and they’ll be as good as what they always are.”

Hughton is expecting a tough game against 16th-placed Huddersfield and said: “What I’ve seen of them in recent games is that they have changed their shape in the way they play, they’re young with a lot of enthusiasm and legs.

“So, as with any game in this division, it won’t be easy but we are at home on the back of a good win after a difficult time and the only way to maintain that is to give everything to try to win on Saturday.”

Club captain Gordon Greer and striker Sam Baldock could both return for Saturday’s match, while Uwe Hunemeier is still a few weeks away from returning.

Greer and Baldock missed Brighton’s 1-0 win at Blackburn last weekend but Seagulls manager Chris Hughton is hoping they come through training today to be in contention.

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