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Sami Hyypia hoping to turn things around

20 October 2014

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Sami Hyypia says he will fight to revive the Seagulls' fortunes after defeat to Middlesbrough stretched their winless league run to eight games.

Goals in each half from Lee Tomlin and Albert Adomah ensured Boro ran out 2-1 winners at the Amex Stadium, and took them up to third in the Championship table.

Skipper Gordon Greer pulled a late goal back but it was not enough as the Seagulls now sit 20th and only one point above the drop zone.

Asked whether he was the man to turn things round, former Liverpool defender Hyypia said: "It's not up to me. I'm ambitious and want to be successful.

"I'm willing and I'm not a quitter, I'm a fighter and I hope our team is full of fighters."

Hyypia was disappointed that his men did not show sufficient urgency when trailing 2-0 although he considered it to be an "even game".

The Finn added: "I thought it was quite an even game. Middlesbrough showed their quality and when they had a chance, they scored.

"Our performance wasn't close to the best performance. We had chances before both the goals and it's difficult to say why we're not scoring from our chances; I don't know if it's a question of frustration."

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