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Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

'Brighton & Hove Albion Prepared For Premier League Football' Says Manager Chris Hughton

'Brighton & Hove Albion Prepared For Premier League Football' Says Manager Chris Hughton

Derby held on for the point, which confirmed Brightons promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in 34 years.

"It's very hard to talk in a way that I would like to talk because of course mathematically we're not over the line yet, but I'm well aware that it would take a hell of a turnaround not to happen". We were desperate to keep the main players who had done so well last season.

"It's a performance today that apart from that last 15 minutes warrants us being where we are, we've been outstanding all season". The aim was to put ourselves within an opportunity to get promotion, and we've managed to do that earlier than what we thought.

Derby County scored a late equaliser against Huddersfield Town in Easter Monday's late kick-off, that mathematically saw the south coast side go up.

"I've watched too many games this season where the results are going our way and somebody scores in the last minute and it all changes".

"To be fair, they should have walked the league, but we have the fight and will continue that fight until the end".

"It would be wonderful 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 fantastic for us".

Barrow was particularly disappointed by the manner in which Wigan conceded the first goal, saying: "We let in a really poor goal".

Reading went behind to relegated Rotherham, Tom Adeyemi on target, but hit back in the second half for a 2-1 win.

Despite the windfall that comes with playing in the Premier League, Bloom indicated that Brighton will make only modest investments this summer as they are happy with the core of the squad Chris Hughton has in place.

Tony Bloom is a feared presence at any poker table but on Monday the biggest wager of this renowned gambler, the £200 million investment in Brighton, paid off with their promotion to the Premier League.

"Brighton are calm and they have movement around the pitch".

Fortunately for Newcastle, Huddersfield Town failed to close the gap on them and sit fourth with a game in hand on Newcastle and Reading.

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