Lewis Dunk targets big period after Brighton & Hove Albion’s ‘little blip’

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk in action against Leicester. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk in action against Leicester. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Lewis Dunk hopes Brighton can turn their form around after ‘a little blip’ beginning with Saturday's trip to Huddersfield.

The Seagulls have picked up just one point from their last three Premier League matches after ten-man Leicester fought back to draw 1-1 on Saturday.

Albion travel to Huddersfield, who have collected seven points from their last three games on Saturday, before they entertain arch rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Speaking after Saturday’s home draw with Leicester, Dunk said: “These next few games are big, we know that – we’ve had a little blip, but we have to make sure we get a win next weekend.

“It’s a big game for both sides, it’s a tough place to go but we’ll be working hard this week on the training ground to rectify today.

“We need to be ready to battle and fight on Saturday but it’s also about playing football – we did that for the first half an hour (against Leicester) but then stopped. That period in the game showed how good we can be and those are the levels we have to reach every week.”

Albion led 1-0 against Leicester through Glenn Murray’s early header and the Foxes then had James Maddison sent off for two bookings before the half-hour mark. Despite being a man down, Leicester produced a strong second half performance and equalised through Jamie Vardy’s penalty 11 minutes from time.

Dunk said: “We’re frustrated with ourselves. They deserved the point and we didn’t deserve any more than that.

“The red card has actually worked in their favour, because until then we were on top. But we got too relaxed and perhaps felt it was over, but it’s never over in this division because every side has quality to punish you.”

Albion will hope Alireza Jahanbakhsh is fit to return to the squad tomorrow after a hamstring strain but Dale Stephens is suspended for the next two games.


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