Brighton must guard against complacency after a good start to life in the Premier League, says manager Chris Hughton.
Brighton are up to the heady heights of mid-table after 10 games after their 1-1 draw with Southampton, a very satisfactory position for a promoted team tipped to struggle.
“It’s good going, particularly with the quality in this division,” said Hughton.
“We deserve to be there, but by far the most important thing is that there is a lot more work to be done.
“We know in this division you can lose three, four or five games on the spin and we have to guard against that.”
German midfielder Pascal Gross, a £3million summer signing, has now either scored or made eight of Brighton’s 10 goals this season – and only David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne have more assists.
“He’s player that we knew before he came was capable of assists, because of the type of player he is,” added Hughton.
“But to be doing it at this level as a new player in the Premier League is outstanding. In Premier League terms there’s not an awful lot you can get for that money.”