Brighton's Chris Hughton says club cannot relax on Premier League status
By Shona Duthie
Last Updated: 26/04/18 3:30pm
Brighton manager Chris Hughton says his side still need more points to remain in the Premier League for next season.
Hughton's side take on Sean Dyche's Burnley on Saturday at Turf Moor.
Brighton sit 13th in the Premier League table, seven points clear of the relegation zone. However, Hughton does not want his players to lose focus now they are at the tail end of the season.
He said: "It is certainly good to have the points in the bag, certainly I'd rather be in the position where we have got points rather than chasing them.
"We know we have work to do still, everyone is aware of the challenges that we have, the magnitude of the games that we have.
"But we will go into every game trying to get points and believing we can get points and until we are in a position that we are over the line we can't rest easy. Our mentality is to win as many points."
The last time Burnley and Brighton met they drew 0-0 at the Amex Stadium in December and drawn their last four games against each other.
While Burnley are chasing European football, Hughton would not be dragged into saying how many points he thinks Brighton needs to be safe.
"If I did think 'how many points' I still probably wouldn't tell you," he added.
"Only because what you want to do is to go into every one of these games, whatever situation, believing you can get points and desperate to get points as well.
"We can't afford anybody here or any of the team thinking we are closer than what we are. I think that is the best way for us to approach it.
"It is very tight and there are going to be a lot of clubs desperately pushing in these last three or four games of the season."