Brighton are flying high at the top of the Championship and under Chris Hughton, their push for the Premier League looks to be going better than ever.

They have leapfrogged Newcastle to reach the summit of the second tier and could pull five points clear if they win their game in hand.

In recent seasons, the Seagulls have fallen at the final hurdle but this season, they’re going seriously strong in the Championship and Chris Hughton looks to be getting the very best out of his players.

Glenn Murray has been fantastic, the defensive pairing of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy has been effective and Dale Stephens has been crucial in the middle of the park too.

But what Brighton boss Chris Hughton must do now is sort out the rest of his squad and where they are going to fit in for the months ahead.

There is a lot of deadwood in this Seagulls squad and competitively, you’ve got to wonder whether these players are going to be good enough to compete in the Premier League, if they are promoted.

So with that in mind, here’s 2 players Chris Hughton needs to axe this week…