No time to dwell on defeat for Shane Duffy


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Brighton defender Shane Duffy says his side must bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment by securing Premier League survival.

Albion went down 1-0 to Manchester City in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

The Seagulls sit 16th in the Premier League, five points clear of danger, and now have two home games against Bournemouth and Cardiff to come as they bid to preserve their top flight status.

If Brighton can secure a maximum six-point haul from those two games they will reach 39 points, which should be enough to guarantee their survival.

“We’ve got two huge games on home soil coming up now and it’s about bouncing straight into those,” he told the club website.

“We’ll be in training this week and working hard towards the weekend, we know the table is tight and we know we can be strong at home.

“They’re both sides around us in the table, if we can perform like we did today [Saturday] and score some goals at the other end then we’re confident – every game now is a must win for us and we’ll take it one at a time.”

He added: “We gave it [the semi-final] a go and we’re all disappointed it’s come to an end, but we have to just keep our heads held high and take the positives into the rest of our league campaign.”

Brighton are 2.30 to beat Bournemouth on Saturday, a win for the Cherries is available at 3.20 and a draw is 3.30.

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