Brighton and Hove Albion boss would like to see fewer games played in the bleak midwinter

Posted On 10 Sep 2015 at 10:23 pm
By Tim Hodges from the Albion Press Conference

Albion take on Hull City at the Amex this Saturday (12 September).

It will be the team’s first match since the superb victory at Ipswich at the end of August.

The international break has been a feature of the top two divisions in England since the early 1980s.

Brighton and Hove News asked Chris Hughton his thoughts on the enforced two-week break in matches.

“It’s always down to results,” Hughton said. “I’ve been on numerous occasions on either side of it.

“If you approach an international break when you are going well, you welcome it.

“But if you lost the previous game going into it, you very quickly want to get around to playing the next match.

“The staff want to use that time to catch up on areas they don’t get time for when the games are coming thick and fast.”

@bhcitynews then asked the Albion boss his views on a more structured mid-season winter break

“I have mixed views on that,” he said. “I would more be an advocate of cutting down the number of games we play around that Christmas period and that would be especially beneficial to the international teams in terms of playing tournaments later in the year.”

Albion will maintain top place in the Championship if they avoid defeat against Hull.

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