Pirelli Stadium

Next Game

Burton Alb v Brighton

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Third Round

Amex Stadium

Last Game

Brighton 0 - 0 Blackpool

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Bridcutt confident of progress

Brighton midfielder Liam Bridcutt is backing the Seagulls to finish the job against Crystal Palace on Monday and book their place in the Championship play-off final.

Last Updated: 12/05/13 at 13:14 Post Comment

Liam Bridcutt: Brighton midfielder confident ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Liam Bridcutt: Brighton midfielder confident ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Albion battled to a goalless draw in Friday's first leg at Selhurst Park and are now favourites to progress to Wembley.

"We've got massive confidence going into the next game," said Bridcutt. "The Amex is our home ground and we've made it a fortress really.

"We will go out and play the football we know we can play and enjoy the occasion.

"We knew from the start it would be tough for us on Friday. There was a bit more added pressure - it's a local rivalry and it's about who gets to the final, but we handled it well and showed our character.

"In the first half we dominated the game and in the second half they made it a lot harder for us but we knew that would happen, we knew they would get a lot of the ball at one stage of the game but we handled it well and kept a clean sheet.

"We go into every game looking to win, that's our mentality, but to get a draw was great."

Brighton manager Gus Poyet added: "We have a great opportunity. It won't be easy and of course we need to make home advantage count. I'm sure at home, in front of our fans, it will be a little bit easier for us to create something."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ilarious, thanks for that. But if I may, I do suspect the reason of your partners' ire is not Tottenham, but most probably all the compusilve gambling :)

DannySmith
Backing Costa To Keep Banging 'Em In

T

wo police horses in a paddock. Horse 1: What's with the long face? Horse 2: I'm working St James Park this weekend.

hump3.
Pardew braced for protests

T

wo things. First, I can't stop reading your name as 'Dane Bowers'. Second, you used the words 'philosophy' and 'Redknapp' in the same sentence.

ajsr1982
Can United's Defence Handle Ulloa?

Footer 365

Premier League: Leicester hit back from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3

Leicester City produced a sensational comeback to leave big-spending Manchester United reeling after a 5-3 win.

Indian Super League: Adrian Mutu and Mikael Silvestre to play in India

Ex-Chelsea and Juventus forward Adrian Mutu to sign for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Arsenal win 3-0 at Aston Villa to end the hosts' unbeaten start

Aston Villa’s unbeaten start to the season was ended by a devastating goal blitz as Arsenal enjoyed a 3-0 away win.

Mail Box

Liverpool Aren't Even Exciting This Season

Liverpool fans are seemingly resigned to slipping back into mediocrity, which in September isn't exactly ideal. Plus better Arsenal, Allardyce praise and an excited Saint...

Be Careful What You Wish For, Gooners

That's the message from a Man United fan in the mailbox. Plus, thoughts on Paul Lambert's new contract, the Alan Pardew dilemma at Newcastle and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property