Rafa laughs off top four finish for Newcastle United

Tim Krul facing Bournemouth

Brighton will be aiming to regain some momentum in the Premier League when they take on Newcastle United this weekend.

"At the moment I am only thinking about getting three points at Brighton and that's it".

Newcastle face Brighton at the Amex Stadium this Sunday.

Hughton has been boosted by captain Bruno, Glenn Murray, Izzy Brown and Gaetan Bong all returning to contention for the meeting with his former team, whose fine start to the season has not surprised him.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is suspended for the game, while left-back duo Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are ruled out with hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle's past encounters with Brighton in the Championship will have no bearing on this weekend's clash.

They are also 23/20 (2.15) to score last, which translates to a probability of 47%.

Krul previously played in the Premier League for Newcastle making 185 appearances for the side before going on a string of loan spells to dutch teams Ajax and AZ.

The Magpies will be looking to win successive Premier League away matches for the first time in almost three years - last doing so in November 2014.

"My main responsibility is to be sure the team play with the same intensity, that we approach every game like it is the most important one".

But Benitez admits there could be little to choose between the teams despite the Magpies now sitting in fourth place with Brighton hovering just above the relegation zone.

He added: "In terms of performance, it is more or less what I expected".

Their fans will be full of confidence and looking for another win but Brighton make it hard for opponents at the Amex.

"He will know, as we know, that it is more hard to score goals at Premier League level than in the Championship", Hughton added. It could have gone so differently, but it didn't through a lot of hard work from everyone involved.

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