Kayal: We need to keep focused and do the job

Albion midfielder Beram Kayal hailed a great week for the club ahead of a crunch final three games of the season.

Beram Kayal. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst
Beram Kayal. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst

Brighton moved to within two points of Championship leaders Middlesbrough and are behind second-placed Burnley only on goal difference after a 5-0 win over Fulham on Friday was followed up with a 4-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.

The Seagulls travel to already-relegated Charlton tomorrow and Kayal said: “It’s been a great week for us. We won two games at home, scored nine goals and kept two clean sheets. It’s a great feeling for the players and for the fans but we need to keep focused and continue to do the job.

“We’ve worked hard all season and we want to be in this position. The games are coming quick at the moment, there’s a lot of pressure but a lot of confidence in the team and we’re happy to be where we are at the moment.

“There’s three games left now and we know it’s going to be tough. We’ll take it one by one and move on to the next game against Charlton. All the focus is on that, we want to do well and win the game.”

Kayal expects a tough test against the Addicks but looked back on the previous meeting between the sides this season with fondness.

Brighton fought back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and Kayal said: “I enjoyed that game and it was a great memory for the fans and for us as well. To be 2-0 down was a bad start for us but the victory is one we’ll remember.

“We’re going there and will expect a big fight from them.”

Striker James Wilson went off at half-time against QPR with a slight groin injury but could be involved at Charlton.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton said: “It’s more promising than we thought at the time. He will be a doubt; however, we’re certainly not ruling him out and he’ll probably still travel.”

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