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GRAHAM Potter warns that Brighton could suffer FA Cup embarrassment today if they become preoccupied with their Premier League relegation scrap.
The Seagulls host League One Blackpool in the fourth round but could be forgiven for having one eye on Wednesday’s top-flight clash with fellow strugglers Fulham.
But Albion head coach Potter, whose side scraped past League Two Newport on penalties in the last round, insists that the visit of the Cottagers will not influence his approach today.
“We know we need to be at our best, we know we need a bit of luck, and we have to play well to go through against Blackpool, it’s as simple as that,” he said.
“As soon as you start looking too far ahead, you cause yourself a problem.”
Brighton sit one place and five points above 18th-placed Fulham and will be desperate to pull further away from the relegation zone in midweek.
They halted a nine-game winless run in the top flight with last weekend’s 1-0 success over Leeds at Elland Road, and Potter says the game lifted the mood.
“It’s just nice to win,” he said. “It’s been a long while since we have so of course the feeling is positive.”
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