Hughton Not Bitter!

Last updated : 24 August 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor


Both teams look like they will be in the promotion race this season, with Brighton second in the table and Newcastle seventh after just four games of the campaign.

Brighton take their unbeaten record to Newcastle, in a game very special for manager Hughton.

He was sacked as Newcastle manager despite leading them back to the Premier League and doing well in the top-flight in December 2010.

It was an unpopular decision with the Newcastle fans and the new Brighton boss explained to Sky Sports this week, as reported by the Chronicle, that the fans at Newcastle are the only thing that got him through the difficult time:

“The reception I got from Newcastle United supporters afterwards was something that made any bad feeling that I might have had (disappear). It was taken away from the fans’ reaction to me.

“That helps, but also, particularly at Newcastle when I did lose my job when the club were in a good position in the Premier League, it really helps. You can always look at yourself and know you’ve done the best job you can. You have worked as hard as you can.”

Despite clearly still having a soft spot for the Newcastle fans the Brighton boss will not be looking to do the club’s hierarchy any favours on his trip to Tyneside this weekend.

He will be going for all three points to once again show what a mistake it was letting him go six years ago.