Sheffield Wednesday: Seagulls seek away treble

Brighton captain Gordon Greer says it will be a "massive" game
Brighton captain Gordon Greer says it will be a "massive" game
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Brighton captain Gordon Greer has described tonight’s game at Hillsborough as a “massive” one for the Seagulls.

They suffered a knock to their play-off hopes by losing 2-0 at home to Ipswich on Saturday and will seek a third away victory in a row after winning 2-0 at Bolton and 1-0 at Millwall.

The Ipswich game was their only defeat in five matches this month and they are still eighth in the Championship table, only three points behind the top six and with a game in hand.

Brighton will follow tonight’s match with a trip to Middlesbrough.

Skipper and centre half Greer says: ““We’ve been on a really good run. It was disappointing to lose but we’ve got a massive game on Tuesday and another massive game on Saturday.

“I thought we were on top for most of the game but they scored from a corner and as soon as it went 1-0 we went back to front too much.

“I could feel the crowd were kind of wanting us just to kick the ball forward and a lot of the players did that. I just don’t think that was the right way to try to break them down.

“We are a passing team and we’re a patient team with the ball. It’s easier to turn against the team when you are losing games but I don’t think we played that badly. We were the better team but they took their chances and we didn’t take ours.”

Team-mate Kazenga LuaLua said: “We’ve got a lot of good players in our dressing room so we’ll bounce back. It’s another tough game away from home.”

If the Seagulls win tonight it will be the first time in 18 eight months that they have achieved three successive wins on the road.

Wednesday have won their last three home matches, 1-0 against Middlesbrough, 4-1 against Birmingham and 3-0 against QPR.

The Seagulls’ recent run includes a 2-0 home win against QPR this month.

The Owls drew 1-1 at Brighton in October.