Bruno today insisted Albion must keep sights set firmly on the play-offs.
The Seagulls' hopes took a hit when Wigan won a six-pointer at the Amex yesterday.
But other contenders also slipped up in the quest for a top-six spot.
Albion remain four points off sixth-placed Reading with a game in hand.
Bruno, arguably their best performer in the 2-1 defeat, said: “I think we are close to the top six and we must think in this direction.
“It is difficult because other teams are playing well too and are scoring a lot of goals.
“But I think it is our objective to be there.”
Bruno could make way for Inigo Calderon in the FA Cup replay at Hull tomorrow.
But he insists he would love to play – and make an overdue debt in the competition.
He added: “All the players like to play in this type of game.
“It’s a Premier League team and it’s really nice to play, it’s on TV.”
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