Andrea Orlandi insists he has got the legs for a play-off push But the Spanish midfielder admits Albion probably need 11 wins from their last 17 matches if they are to finish in the top six.

The Seagulls host Hull City in a televised Championship tussle on Saturday evening with Blackburn due at The Amex next Tuesday.

Albion could be eight points off the top six by the time they kick off at 5.20pm against the Tigers.

Orlandi admitted: “These next two games are fundamental for us. We need six points.

“We have said we need 11 wins and we will go for it.”

Orlandi has revealed he was feeling the pace after his early return from a rib injury.

He was taken off in his first six games back, then left out of the FA Cup tie against Arsenal.

But he managed the full 90 minutes in last Saturday’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, when his fourth goal in his last ten games gave the Seagulls hope of a point.

Orlandi said: “It was just the legs. I came back quite early and there were a lot of games.

“Maybe your body doesn’t settle as well as it should but it’s not an excuse. I felt better in the second half on Saturday so I’m quite happy.

“I’ve got a target for myself in terms of goals but I really want to play better football and help the team to the play-offs.”