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Hughes Wants Repeat Performance

Mark Hughes

MARK HUGHES wants his players to replicate their performance levels from their last outing on the road when they travel to the AMEX Stadium on Monday evening.

The Potters make the long journey down to the south coast bidding to record successive Premier League away victories for the first time in over two years.

The Welshman hasn’t overseen back-to-back triumphs away from the bet365 Stadium since his side chalked up 1-0 successes over Aston Villa and Swansea City in October 2015.

However, they have an opportunity to end that run in front of the live Sky television cameras on Monday, having claimed an impressive win over Watford at Vicarage Road last month.

“We haven’t maybe hit that run of form that has propelled us up the table yet, but we are in good shape going into the game on Monday,” Hughes said in the build-up to the encounter.

“We have had good performances in each of our last two fixtures so we want to build upon that and keep the momentum building against Brighton.

“If we can do what we did against Watford, in our last away game, then that will give us a real opportunity of winning the game."

“We are under no illusions as to how difficult and challenging it will be for us though, because Brighton have been in impressive form recently.”

He added: “They have a set way of playing, they have players within the group that can hurt any side in the league, so we are going to have to be right at it if we are to get the result we are after.”