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Davy Propper: Brighton home can be a fortress

DAVY PROPPER says Brighton are making the Amex a fortress but insists it is time the Seagulls also began to pick up points on the road.

Chris Hughton’s men have taken four points from two home Premier League matches this season, including a 3-2 win over Manchester United, but have lost both away fixtures.

They go to Southampton on Monday aiming to put that right and determined to end a goal drought away from the Amex that now runs to a miserable five hours and 20 minutes.

Their last away win in the top flight was at Swansea last November but Propper, who signed for around £10million from PSV in August 2017, wants that all to change.

Asked if the Amex — where the Seagulls lost just four league games last term and once since January — is fast becoming a fortress, he said: ‘I hope so — I hope we still get most of the points at home. On the other hand you want to get points outside of our stadium.

‘I think that’s a goal for us. We have to keep hold of our home advantage, take a lot of points there, and add more away from home.’

The Holland midfielder believes improved form on their travels can see Brighton better last year’s finish.

‘We are here to improve and improving is better than 15th but at the end we just want to stay in the division. I don’t want to say we will do better than 15th but that is our goal, for sure.’

■ 12 — International caps for Propper, who played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to world champions France