After sacking Gus Poyet in controversial circumstances last season, Brighton and Hove Albion have begun the season in the worst possible manner with two consecutive defeats. The club managed to make it into the play-offs last season under the stewardship of Gus Poyet. However, he fell out with board at the end of the season and he was ultimately sacked. Oscar Garcia was appointed as the replacement for the Uruguayan manager and he has got to the worst possible start of his Brighton career. The club has suffered two defeats from the opening two matches of the season.

Their first loss of the season came in the Championship against Leeds United. A defeat by Newport County in the League cup has made everyone concerned about the club. Brighton were expected to challenge for a play-off position at the least this season, but such a poor start to the season may spoil the hopes within a few weeks. Captain Gordon Greer, though, has tried to remain positive by saying that it is good that the club has suffered defeats at a very early stage in the season. This would allow them to rectify the mistakes and push on in the remainder of the campaign.

The 32-year-old has also recalled how the club did the same thing last season as well.

“It’s not been great to lose the two games but we can take the positives and the negatives. At this stage of the season we are looking to improve a lot so it is good to sometimes highlight the issues we have got and address them. We did the same last year [losing in the League Cup to Swindon and their opening Championship match to Hull] and had a relatively successful season so hopefully we can do the same again this year,” said Greer.