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Poyet: There will be no let-up

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Brighton manager Gus Poyet has pledged his team will not ease off in their remaining nine games after a stunning second-half strike from leading marksman Glenn Murray gave them their seventh successive win by beating Swindon 2-1.

The Seagulls - 13 points clear at the top of League One - will seal promotion with another four victories but Poyet emphasised they will take nothing for granted in the run in.

Poyet said: "I'm not going to stop. We want to get the wins the sooner the better and it's important we finish well in order to build for next season."

Brighton broke the deadlock through Irish midfielder Gary Dicker's 12th-minute penalty after defender Andy Frampton brought down Craig Noone. David Prutton levelled with a tremendous 25-yard drive and Dicker also had another penalty saved after 61 minutes after Frampton was adjudged to have pushed Murray.

But Murray's 19th goal of the season clinched Brighton's 10th successive home win.

Relegation-threatened Swindon have yet to win in five games since new boss Paul Hart replaced Danny Wilson.

But he felt they were desperately unlucky not to have gained something from a spirited display. Hart was particularly aggrieved at referee Mark Halsey's decision to award the second penalty and felt Murray had "tripped over his own feet".

He added: "We also had two stonewall penalties denied when the referee missed two pushes on Calvin Andrew."

Hart does not accept the Robins are in a hopeless position with seven games remaining and declared:

"It's not looking slim at all. There was not a lot between the sides in this game and it's all about who holds their nerve from now until the end of the season. I feel we are making progress. Our performances have steadily improved, we are looking okay at the back and it gives you a platform to build on."'

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