After a slight wobble over the Christmas period the Seagulls have now maintained their composure in the league, and are well in the mix for a promotion place come May.
They may have finished in a lowly 20th position last season but Chris Hughton’s side were the quickest out of the blocks this term, and maintained an impressive 21-game unbeaten run until they were finally defeated by promotion rivals Middlesbrough at the AMEX.
Along with Sheffield Wednesday, Brighton are one of the surprise packages in the Championship this season.
Last season the south coast side endured a miserable campaign and many wouldn’t have expected them to be battling for a spot in the top two, despite the fact that prior to last season, they had made the play-offs for two seasons in a row.
Regardless of whether they are able to finally make it to the Premier League or not, they should be proud of their efforts and Chris Hughton will be confident of getting them to the top flight in the near future.
Hughton may already have one eye on making reinforcements in the summer and he may be tempted to try and encourage former players to help them next season – whether that’s in the top division or in the Championship.
Football League World writer Alex Grove takes a look at FIVE ex-Brighton players who Hughton could try to sign when the transfer window opens in June…….
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE PLAYERS!