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2 Things To Expect From Chris Hughton And The Newly Promoted Brighton This Summer Window

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Two Things To Expect From Brighton This Summer

Brighton have been on their way to the big time for a while now and have finally made it by clinching promotion to the Premier League under the excellent Chris Hughton.

Hughton has previous experience of guiding Newcastle United to the Championship title back in 2010. His brand of football is exciting and attacking; something which will serve the club well in the top flight. So long as they don’t lose Lewis Dunk and Anthony Knockaert before the season kicks off, they should do okay, though there maybe a couple of things we may see.

No Managerial Dramas

Hughton is an unassuming character.  He does not court controversy and nor will he whip up any unnecessary expectations of the Brighton fans. There will be little talk of Brighton changing managers, little talk of top 6 finishes, little talk of marquee signings and little in the way of big local rivals to stir things up.

Chris Hughton, without wishing to state the obvious after their first promotion to the top flight in 34 years, is precisely what Brighton need right now. Hopefully, the tabloids in England do not attempt to stir anything up on the south coast.

Low Key Signings

Coming through the Championship slowly and surely without spending big bucks means Brighton arrive in the top division on a sounder financial footing than most clubs usually do. Their new found riches on top of this means they definitely have a decent kitty for transfers this summer but it would be better not to expect too much.

As a standalone club, they are an attractive prospect. Positioned in the warmest part of the UK with a new stadium and in the richest league in the world means that some decent players will be interested in signing for them.  However, their reluctance to pay huge wages and their status as Premier League new boys means they cannot expect too much.

Furthermore, being positioned just 50 miles from London is far from ideal. Any closer and they may be able to use this as a feature with which to attract talent. However, in this case, should a West Ham or a Crystal Palace go in for the same players Brighton want, they are very likely to lose out.

Those in charge of the club know that they may not compete directly with other Premier League clubs for players.  Expect some clever bottom-half Premier League players or even top end Championship players to come in.