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Brighton boss has lots to look forward to

Poyet has reason to be optimistic in Brighton's first season at the Amex (©PAphotos)
Poyet has reason to be optimistic in Brighton's first season at the Amex (©PAphotos).

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has taken a lot of positives out of the Seagulls’ 1-0 Carling Cup win over Gillingham last night, telling BBC Radio Sussex side he's enjoying getting more experienced in their new home.

Brighton officially unveiled the Amex Stadium the weekend before last in a friendly with Tottenham, and Poyet was one of many who had been waiting years for the club to finally play at a ground they are proud of.

And with the side winning their first league match against Doncaster last weekend, Poyet couldn’t be more pleased to watch Brighton steal a late winner again last night.

"I was pleased for a couple of reasons. Obviously we were not as good as last Saturday,” Poyet said.

“But it's a Cup game. You must think how much it means for them to come to this beautiful place.

"The goal was quite late, and as you can imagine it was even more tension on the pitch. But saying that, clean sheet, we won and we're in the draw. Nothing to complain about.

 

"The idea is to get experience, playing at the Amex, get used to the place, and win football games."

Poyet reserved particular praise for new signing Romain Vincelot, who impressed on his debut for the newly promoted Npower Championship side.

"There are plenty of things I like about him,” Poyet added.

“He knows when he needs to be strong and when to be tactically aware.

"We didn't cross with enough quality but you will see him score goals from midfield.

"I know he's not here as a midfielder but when you have this situation we have with two wide players you need someone in the box."

This weekend Brighton take on Portsmouth in their first away game of the season, and will be looking to keep a winning mentality and stake their claim in the second-tier.

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