Sunday 22 October 2017

WATCH: Brighton players celebrate with fans on the train after sealing promotion to the Premier League

Members of the Brighton & Hove Albion FC playing squad celebrated with fans on the train on Monday night after the club secured promotion to the Premier League for next season following their 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at Amex Stadium.

The win put Brighton seven points ahead of second place Newcastle with just three games to play, and afterwards the players joined fans on the train back to the Brighton town centre for an impromptu victory parade.

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The win over Wigan will see Brighton return to the premier division of English football for the first time in 34 years, but for manager and former Ireland defender Chris Hughton, they still want to win the league before even letting themselves think of the top flight next season.

Hughton told Sky Sports News after the game: "It's a massive motivation for this group of lads.

"One thing we spoke about afterwards is it's a wonderful achievement, particularly after last season, to get promotion. That's the first thing.

"But what these lads want to do - whenever it is, two years' time, three years, 10, 20 years' time - is they want to be able to say they won the division and went up as champions.

"That will add something to all of their CVs, all of their thoughts when they're looking back."

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