In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former Newcastle United centre-back Steve Howey bemoaned Brighton & Hove Albion’s cutting edge in front of goal as they continue to battle against relegation.
Brighton have not been afraid to try their luck in front of goal, however, they find themselves bottom of the league for percentage of shots on target with just 26.4% of their efforts testing the goalkeeper.
Since they won promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Brighton have failed to register more than 40 goals in a season, with their highest being 39 which they achieved last campaign as they finished seven points clear of the bottom three.
Speaking on Brighton’s troubles in front of goal and if they can ever improve without being clinical in the final third, Howey told FFC exclusively:
“If you don’t score goals you’re not going to win games, and that saying certainly applies to Brighton and it needs to be addressed.
“Other than that, their play is very good and they’ve got some very good players. I’ve always liked Dunk, I think he’s good and I’m surprised nobody has come in for him.
“They’ve got some very good players technically but, as I said, it’s all about just putting the ball in the back of the net.”
Graham Potter will be looking to address his side’s ability to finish if they are to start picking up points which their play and endeavour perhaps deserve.
Brighton face Southampton and Newcastle United in their next two figures which could see the Seagulls pull away from the relegation scrap if they can pick up maximum points.