Brighton coach Chris Hughton refusing to give up in striker search


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Brighton coach Chris Hughton admits the club are continuing their search for a new striker as their long wait for a goal continues.

Hughton’s men picked up their first point of the new Premier League season on Saturday, with a 0-0 draw against Watford lifting them out of the relegation zone.

Brighton had started the campaign with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Leicester but Hughton is doing all he can to improve the squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Raphael Dwamena failed a medical on Friday as his deal collapsed from Zurich but Hughton insists the club need to strengthen up top with Glenn Murray and Sam Baldock currently out injured.

He told reporters: “It’s disappointing but what we have to do is move on from there, unfortunately for us, and more unfortunate for the lad.

“It’s one of those things that happens, it’s not a usual set of circumstances, but all we can do is move on from that and go on to the next set of targets.

“We’ve got to work as hard as we can to make this squad as good as we can for the end of this window.

“It’s a tough market, all I can guarantee is that we’ll work as hard as we can.”

Brighton face West Bromwich Albion at home when they return after the international break but their poor start to the season has seen them shortened to 2.00 favourites to be relegated.

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